Farmer leaders demand Prof. Ram Rajasekharan’s recall
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Farmer leaders demand Prof. Ram Rajasekharan’s recall

Mysuru: Farmer leaders have demanded the local MP Pratap Simha to urge the Centre to cancel the transfer order of former CFTRI Director Prof. Ram Rajasekharan.

They said that there was a conspiracy behind his transfer and forces inimical to the interest of the Institute had worked against the former Director. “He was the first Director in the history of CFTRI who created opportunities for farmers to enter the premier food research institute,” the farmers have stated.

Prof. Rajasekharan has provided opportunities through his ‘Lab to Land,’ ideas and as a result, farmers, ordinary people and women in cottage industries have benefited from his service, said State Farmers Federation President Kurubur Shanthakumar.

There was conspiracy hatched inside the campus terming him ‘anti-Kannada,’ whereas the farmers had benefited from his research, which could be used in cultivation, said Shanthakumar, expressing his displeasure at the transfer of Prof. Rajasekharan.

Including Kurubur Shanthakumar, State Farmers Federation Organising Secretary Atthahalli Devaraj, State Sugarcane Growers Association District General Secretary Kirgasuru Shanker, Kabini Raitha Hitarakashana Samithi Secretary Baradanapura Nagaraj, have all urged the MP to take immediate action for the cancellation of the transfer of Prof. Rajasekharan.

August 31, 2017

9 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Farmer leaders demand Prof. Ram Rajasekharan’s recall”

  1. Kamlesh says:

    Its very sad that farmer has to fight for a scientist but there is no response from the scientific community.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mr kurubur reveal what is the kick back you received so far from ram.

  3. Sahaja says:

    Mr. Kamalesh, don’t be so sad about that fighting farmer. It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. Told great economist
    Adam Smith. Include farmer leader kurubur shanthkumar to the quote. All his protests are for his own bread and butter and brewery

  4. P n rangarajan says:

    Its very unfortunate that a highly decorated scientist who accomplished so much in such short time is being treated very shabbily.

  5. I have witnessed the passion of Prof Ram to work for the farmers and the nation as a whole.He has been so keen to take CFTRI technology tto the NE region and had personally visited Sikkim to explore chia cultivation in the region. If Prof Ram remains in cftri Mysore fir another two years, superfood will become a common household name across India.

  6. Anitha ramakrishnan says:

    If transfer of the professor is due to conspiracy, Then what about the suspension and transfer that the professor has laid on others. Are they also due to any internal politics and conspiracy. It is a central organization and there are lot of regulations governed by the PM. CSIR would have taken all considerations before subjecting the professor to transfer. Raising doubt on a central organization shall be considered as a direct attack on the Central government.

  7. Dr Manjula Hegde says:

    Anitha Ramakrishnan…yes you have rightly said. The central leadership wouldn’t take so long to transfer . Due investigation n procedure n evidence has resulted in the change of guard. However transfers are normal n if Mr Ram is a good administrator other institutions too should benefit

  8. kotresh says:

    Definitely he must have taken something, Mr. Shanthakumar what is the necessity to adopt Chia and Quenova though we have better nutritional crops like Millets (Little, Foxtail, Proso and kodo). Stop Spoiling reputed institute name, more over whatever he did he has face in his life. yes kamalesh, no one ll come to his support except his student like you, do research not politics, everyone knows his nature that’s why this planned transfer.

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