VEERNYA GOW­DA­P­ATIL

Down to Earth - - IMPACTS -

In 2011, Gow­da­p­atil re­ceived the Pu­rushot­tam Rao Kr­ishi Award for in­spir­ing small farm­ers in Harogeri vil­lage in Dhar­wad dis­trict to take up or­ganic farming. Af­ter a di­vi­sion in the fam­ily, Gow­da­p­atil was left with two hectares and eight cat­tle. He re­placed chem­i­cal fer­tilis­ers with or­ganic com­post to re­duce his in­put cost in farming and in­creased his in­come by sell­ing or­ganic crops. To­day, he speaks on or­ganic farming for the Al­lIn­dia Ra­dio in his dis­trict.

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