Prof. S. S. Katagihallimath

  • 1997
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development

Is a distinguished agricultural scientist, a dedicated teacher and a devoted extension worker. As a teacher in 1945 in the Pune Agricultural College, he set up an excellent museum, which could boast of a rich collection of Zoological and Etymological specimens. Since retirement in 1974, continued voluntary work in spheres of Agricultural Development, Agricultural Education, Horticultural Development, Afforestation, Research, Education and Training in allied subjects.

Conducted over 1500 field trials in several representative villages in different agro-climatic zones of the State on principal field crops. Evolved effective schedules of calendar-wise pest management practices for these crops, which were instrumental in reducing the pest menace and in a three-fold increase in the yield. Is responsible for arid horticulture in the drought prone Bijapur Dist.

Motivated the rural youth and women to establish clubs and mahila mandal in their villages to take up community works voluntarily.

Established Horticultural and Plantation Gardens and propagated and disseminated multi-storeyed Cropping Technology i.e. growing more than 3 crops in a year in the same land.

Provides technical advice and personal supervision for hundreds of acres of wasteland patches to be transformed into six different types of plantations namely (a). Fruit Gardens (b) Ornamental and Avenue Tree-groves (c) Lawn cum Perennial Flowering Ornamental Blocks (d) Farm Forestry (e) Social Forestry (f). Irrigated Fertigated High Density Forestry.

Is a Life Member of the Institute of Agricultural Technologies of India among other important positions held by him.

Received the ‘Rajyothsava' Award in 1993 from the Government of Karnataka.

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