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Kundapur: Love of agriculture - Man transforms courtyard into paddy field

Silvester D'Souza

Daijiworld Media Network - Kundapur (SP)

Kundapur, Sep 12: The joy of indulging in agriculture is unique. The sight of a grain sprouting and becoming a sapling, and then slowly breaking into tender shoots of corn which get harder with passage of time, gives the grower a sense of satisfaction and succour.

Agriculture brings joy, contentment and a feeling of freshness which no other activity can provide. Peoplel who are born and brought up in families of agriculturists find it very hard to part with farming activity. Sanjeeva Poojary, director of Vandse Agricultural Service Cooperative Society and former president of Vandse gram panchayat, has become cynosure of all eyes in his village because of his successful experiment of transforming his courtyard into a paddy field.

The courtyard in Poojary's house on Vandse school road is spread over four cents of land. Poojary suddenly got an idea of growing paddy in his courtyard. He then levelled the courtyard that was elevated and readied the land for agriculture by plowing it. He then planted paddy seedlings of MO-4 variety in a unique manner. Having special interst in agriculture, he took care of this field with lot of interest. The paddy field in his courtyard is now full of wavy paddy plants which are ready to hold ears of paddy corn. People moving on the adjacent road now are compelled to have a look at this impressive green field, and appreciate it.

"This activity does not bring any profit. But it adds to the image of the house and brings a sense of contentment and happiness. People find it hard to get bunches of ears of paddy corn for customary celebration of 'Hostu' festival that is normally celebrated during Navaratri with freshly harvested paddy grains. During this festival, my paddy plants can be of help to people," Poojary says. He stands as a role model for many farmers having large agricultural fields which they have opted to leave uncultivated and go barren. 


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  • Srikanth Kamath, Karkala

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Appreciable the interest of Poojari. I am also an agriculturist. If your paddy fields are very close to the house then there are chances of Mosquitoes, frogs, snakes and specially Charrantey's get inside the house. You should be careful about it.

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  • Francis Saldanha, Bahrain

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Green thumb specialist! wow !!

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  • DPRK, Kundapura

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Unless Siddaramaiah stops giving free education for girl students, bicycle, free rice to BPL card holders nobody will do agriculture. Government bringing in population control is another reason for collapse of agriculture. People have become lazy because of free govt benefits. All land has gone barren and useless. Even the labour class children who take up education will be jobless as india is an agricultural country and all cannot be given jobs as siddu dreams..

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  • NR, manglore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Dear sir, there is lot of field not doing agriculture ( NEJI) in Dakshina Kannada.
    Kindly advice & DIRECTION them.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    NR,mangalore,it is not enough to have landonly.You need other things only.Main is Manpower,which is rare nowadays children study and work in other fields,or go to foreign countrys, to plough ,and water too..Daily wagers are become very very costlier,they come late,go early,we have to provide them excellent food !midday,coffee,and evening a cup of drinks,11 .00clock tee needs some snack.hardly one can afford.many people have given up.Only with one man power cant do large fields cultivation.And it is not always succeful.Only when you have a second income can survive.

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  • NR, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Rita , u telling its' wright , but atleast one time once a year they can make greenery ( NEJI)

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  • Jd, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Good idea, beauty and usefulness, profit too!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Most of us would have grown coconut trees ...

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  • Socialist, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Poojari can only be motivational thing. But the real reason behind uncultivated large feild is because of shortage of agricultural labour. Few years before barter system was followed in agriculture related works, where labours where paid in rice instead of money and that earned rice was only the source of food to their (lobours) family. So it was not that difficult for landlords to cultivate their lands as money was not that important.
    Now the labour class is feeded by government with free rice they are not more hungry which can force them to work agricultural land leads to shortange of manpower. Now the barter system is not in use; everything must be paid in money.
    So its better to let land barren.....

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