Progressive Farmers

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Sri.G.Nagaratnam Naidu
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Sri. Chintala Venkat Reddy
Sri. Meka Jaganmohan Rao
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Sri. Meka Jaganmohan Rao is a progressive farmer from Kuchipudi Village, Amrutalur Mandal of Guntur District. He is a real role model to other farmers as he has experimented and used new agricultural techniques for increasing production with low investment.


From 1993-2007, he proved that high production in black gram can be achieved by only using fungicides without spraying insecticides and decrease in production of blackgram after SRI cultivation in rabi season can be increased. From 2000 onwards he obtained good results by sprayng Salicyclic acid on different crops. In the same kharif season he has cultivated different basmati varieties of DRR, Hyderabad: Vasumati, Kasturi, IET 15392, IET 14131, IET 13548 as minikits and recorded high yields.


During the year 2006-07, he proved that AZOLLA can be cultivated as inter crop in kharif rice in presence of National Dairy Development Board, Vijayawada and in the same year he cultivated WHITE-PONNI rice variety (Coimbatore) with organic farming. Beside this, in 2007-08 kharif, he cultivated RP-Bio-226 as minikit. During 2008-09 kharif, hetested RP-Bio-226 and Sugandhamati varieties of DRR with Formular 3 process and with other new techniques and demonstrated encouraging results.


           Sri. Meka Jaganmohan Rao has keen interest to experiment and he is a person with innovative ideas. He conducted several interesting experiments so success is not new to him. His contributions were well recognized and he is a recipient of several awards and earned appreciation of agricultural personnel and farmers. He was adjured as Best Rice Farmer by ANGRAU for his display of rice varietal technology in 2001-02 in Kisan Mela at Guntur in 2008 for SRI cultivation by Lam Farm, Guntur.


            In addition, Sri Meka Jaganmohan Rao is a prolific writer and published 25 papers and articles in popular Telugu agricultural journals and news papers like Rythe Raju, Annadata, Krushi and Eenadu. He regularly participates in the interactive programmes on agriculture in DD-1 Saptagiri, ETV and ETV-2 exhorting the farmers to adopt new simple technologies. He also participates in all the meetings related to farmers problems and his aim is to make agriculture remunerative to his farmer brethren.


Date: 25.11.2008