The Post Graduate Department of Economics, St Philomena College Puttur organized a Field Study Programme on October 21, 2019.
Firstly, the students visited the ‘Pervaje Farms’ of Bantwala Taluk. The proprietor Mr Ishwara Bhat gave detail explanation about the working of his dairy farming. He spoke about different breeds, green fodder, dry fodder, pasture management, insemination, milking operation, marketing of milk, animal care, cow dung, gobar gas plants, etc. He also explained about his goat farming.
Secondly, in order to acquire the first hand information about the working of industrial unit, the students visited an eco friendly unit ‘Eco-Bliss’ (Manufacturers & Exporters of Areca Leaf Bio Plates) located at Balipaguli of Bantwal Taluk. The Proprietor Mr Rajaram C G gave details about the manufacture of varieties of biodegradable areca leaf plates, cups, bowls etc. He also spoke about purchase of areca leaves, creation of job opportunities, labour welfare measures, safety measures, marketing of the produce in various countries of the world etc.
In the afternoon, the students visited Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) Regional Station, Vittal. The Scientist Dr Nagaraja explained the various activities undertaken by the Institute in order to develop appropriate production, protection and processing technologies for arecanut and cocoa. The students took active participation in interaction on various issues related to agricultural activities.
This Field Study Programme was found very helpful for the students of the Department in gaining vast practical knowledge on agriculture and industry.
The Coordinator Prof. Dinakara Rao, Assistant Professors Mrs Sandhya H, Mr Pradeep K S and Ms B T Sowmya coordinated the study programme.
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