Dec 22, 2005

Manna from Earth!

As though it was a reply to my last post, I came across this good news through an intra-organisational group announcement today.. When millions like me feel the anguish and find their own means to express it, there are very few who actually make things happen. I dont know if I might be violating any legal or security related norms by publishing excerpts of the mail in this blog, but I simply couldnt resist the urge to share my rejuvenated belief in humanity with the rest of mankind.... Kudos to you, Mr. Venugopal!!

Signing Ceremony of Memorandum of Agreement between Ohio State University,Columbus and University of Agricultural Sciences,Dharwad

Venugopal Pinnamaneni, an engineer from our organisation (words edited here ) has been successful in establishing the collaboration between Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, Ohio, USA and University of Agriculture Sciences (UAS), Dharwad, Karnataka, India. Coming from a farmer's family in North Karnataka, Venugopal had a penchant to assist the farming community. Upon seeing the opportunities galore in OSU, he initiated the talks with the professors of OSU and the Vice-Chancellor of UAS, Dharwad Dr. S.A. Patil. The Vice-Chancellor, Dr S A Patil, visited OSU, Columbus from 10-Dec-2005 to 15-Dec-2005 and signed the Memorandum of Agreement with Dr Hansen David, Associate Dean & Director-International Programs in Agriculture. This would enhance the research capabilities of UAS, Dharwad and bring in innovative technologies and solutions in Agriculture.

The response from OSU was very positive and Dr Larry Curtis Brown (Executive Director: Overholt Drainage Education and Research Program, International Program for Water Management in Agriculture) has agreed to do a research project in association with UAS, Dharwad on command area of Thungabhadra and Upper Krishna project which irrigates North Karnataka districts of Raichur, Bellary and Gulbarga. The objective of this project is to increase the water usage efficiency and to educate the farmers about better irrigation methods.

Going forward, many more projects will be executed in different areas of agriculture which will help farmers to reduce input cost and increase the productivity for better profits.


4 comments:

Vishnu Prahalad N said...

yes, i read it. a very good effort which can bring some much needed improvement...kudos to him...

R.Subramanian said...

ithukku OSU varaikkum kooda poirukka vendaam..namma tamilnaaatulaye there are some farmers who have adopted this drip irrigation (sottu neer pasanam) and natural fertilizers (devoid of chemicals) to improve irrigation methods and procedures......

neway good things done in good intention and good perspective will yield only good...... Good Good...

justrohin said...

A linkage between one of your earlier posts which talked about "Hope" and this one.. New initiatives like this rekindle the spirit and keep the flame burning in the eternal torch of Hope. There is some body also India specific which keeps track of all such pathbreaking efforts but what after that I am not aware.

Thanks for sharing the info with fellow "mortals"..

Ananth Mallavarapu said...

I really appreciate the efforts of Mr Venugopal Pinnamaneni. It shows his commitment to the farming community. This should be an inspiration to all the people from the farming background as well as to those people who have been thinking of helping India to progress.