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Dr Vasanth Kumar Thimakapura’s book ‘Krishilokadolage…’ selected for Karnataka Science and Technology Academy Award

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Mysuru: “Krishilokadolage…” a Kannada book authored by Dr Vasanth Kumar Thimakapura, has been selected for Best Book of the year award by Karnataka Science and Technology Academy.

According to a press release,”The academy selects one book each from Agriculture, Science, Technology and Medical Science categories as Best book in respective fields published in the particular year. The books are selected by the expert committee based on several criteria. The award carries a certificate and purse of Rs 25,000 and will be presented in a ceremony.”

The book “Krishilokadolage…” is the culmination of several decades’ research, field experience and lessons learnt from farmers, scientists and common people says the author.

Dr Thimakapura is a well-known agri-scientist of the city and has several achievements to his credit as a citizen scientist and pro-farmer scientist.

He has also authored a monumental book PLANT DOCTOR which is a practical and pictorial manual for all those who are interested in agricutlure.

Recently he has saved several dying neem trees through his innovative methods at his own cost. He is also known for saving several endangered crops of poor and gullible farmers in various villages every year.

His breakthrough research to cure Papaya ring spot virus disease has been widely recognized by his peer scientists and more importantly by papaya growers.

He is also awarded-Best Science Communicator award (2011) and Karnataka Rajyotsava award (2013) by the Government of Karnataka in addition to several state, national and international level awards by various organizations.


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