Rural Bio-Resource Complex

Dr. K. Narayana Gowda
Dr. K. Narayana Gowda
M.Sc.(Agri), Ph.D
Project Co-ordinator
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Project Title
Establishment of DBT Rural Bioresource Complex at Tubagere Hobli, Bangalore Rural District (UAS, Bangalore).
Budget outlay, duration and year of start
Rs.436.73 lakhs
Five years, April 2005
Project Staff
1 Principal Investigator Dr. P.G.Chengappa
Vice Chancellor, UAS (B)
2 Project Coordinator Dr. K.Narayana Gowda
3 Research Associates Mr. Babu R.M. Ray
Mr. B.S.Rajashekar
4 Senior Research Fellows Mr. D.S.Ashwathnarayana
Mrs. B.V.Manjula
Mr. M.S.Gangadhara
Mr. Rekhya Naik
Mr. V.Ravi Kumar
Steering Committee Members at the University level
  • Vice Chancellor, UAS, GKVK, Bangalore-65.
  • Registrar, UAS, GKVK, Bangalore-65.
  • Director of Extension, UAS, Hebbal, Bangalore-24.
  • Director of Research, UAS, GKVK, Bangalore-65.
  • Director of Instruction (Agri), AC, GKVK, Bangalore-65.
  • Comptroller, UAS, GKVK, Bangalore-65.
  • Dr.M.Udaykumar, Professor of Crop Physiology, AC,GKVK.
  • Dr.H.Chandrashekar, Professor, PPMC, UAS,Bangalore-65.
  • Dr.K.Narayana Gowda, Project Coordinator, RBRC.
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  • Member-Convener
There are 13 nodal agencies facilitating the implementation of project activities, three of them are Research Organizations, seven of them are Development Departments, two of them are market related institutions and one from the Financial institution.
There are 32 scientists representing different disciplines are participating in the empowerment of stakeholders of the project.
  • To develop a cafeteria of technological packages, information and resource based enterprises suitable for target groups in a rural agro-system.
  • To develop effective market and end user linkage for the outputs of the identified packages.
  • To create a “Bioresource Centre” to serve as a source of information on multiple needs and enterprises for farmers.
  • To impart skills of ‘mining’ to farmers for the technology and information from the Bio – Resource Centre.
  • To identify, document, standardize and promotion of indigenous practices among rural people.
  • To minimize cost of production and maximize income among rural people.
  • To organize groups and conduct appropriate extension educational programmes to promote adoption of identified technologies/enterprises among farmers.
  • To enhance the livelihood opportunities and income of the target groups.
Sl. No. Interventions Photograph
1 Improved cultivation of Ragi (Commercial)
Seed production technology in Ragi
2 Seed Production Technology in
Ground nut
3 Improved Maize cultivation
4 Improved technology on Pop corn cultivation
5 Improved cultivation of Sunflower
6 Improved Baby corn cultivation
7 Tissue culture Banana cultivation
8 Improved Water melon cultivation
9 Drumstick cultivation  
10 Vegetable seed production
a) FrenchBeans
b) Bhendi
c) Tomato
d) Bitter gourd
11 Rose cultivation  
12 Bio fuels
a) Pongamia
b) Jatropha
c) Neem
d) Jamoon
e) Fig
13 a) Improved mulberry cultivation
b) CRC
14 Organic farming
a). One village is exclusively selected for organic farming.
1. Vermicompost units
2. Earth worms
3. Sunhemp
4. Mannure seeds
5. Biofertilizers
6. Japanese method of compost unit
b). Apiary
15 Value added products in ragi.
Agro processing centre
16 Fish rearing
17 Sheep rearing
18 Improved cultivation of Cashew and Sapota cultivation In collaboration with KSDH
Sl. No. Interventions Area (acres) Gross Income Cost of Cultivation Net Income B:C Ratio
1 Seed Production in Ragi (Irrigated) 303 55,75,200 15,15,000 40,60,200 3.68:1
2 Seed Production in Ground nut 44 6,18,800 2,20,000 3,98,800 2.81:1
3 Improved Maize Cultivation 350 51,26,250 17,42,500 33,83,750 2.94:1
4 Improved technology in Popcorn 198.5 75,00,000 11,00,000 64,00,000 5.82:1
5 Improved Babycorn Cultivation 12 3,30,939 51,408 2,79,531 6.43:1
6 Improved cultivation of Sunflower
a) KBSH-1
b) KBSH-41





7 Tissue culture Banana cultivations 5.5(2005-06) 6,87,500 1,37,500 5,50,000 5:1
8 Improved mulberry cultivation 9.5 10,25,000 1,50,500 8,74,500 6.81:1
In all 72 training programmes on different interventions are conducted to train 3420 stakeholders during the period.
  • Institutions Started
    • Village Resource Centre in collaboration with ISRO.
    • Biofuel Growers Association, Hadonahalli - KMF.
    • Chawki Rearing Centre, Hegdehalli – CSRTI, Mysore.
    • Organic Farming Farmers Association, Karnala - KSDA.
    • Flower Growers Association, Hadonahalli – KSDH.
    • Expert Centre in the collaboration with ISRO – at GKVK Campus.
  • Institutions In Pipeline
    • Sericulture Growers Association, Hadonahalli - KSDS.
    • Jack Growers Association, Tubagere - KSDH.
    • Vegetables Growers Association, Hadonahalli - KSDH.
    • Banana Growers Association, Hadonahalli – KSDH.
Prof. G.K.Veeresh, Former Vice Chancellor, UAS(B), Prof. M.Mahadevappa, Former Chairman, ASRB, New Delhi and Sri Srinivasamurthy, Principal Secretary, RDPR visited the project area and expressed great satisfaction on the activities undertaken particularly in start of various farmers’ associations and initiative taken on market information support.

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