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Dr. M. H. Marigowda is also known as Father of Horticulture in India.

August 8 is celebrated as M.H.Marigowda Foundation Day. Dr Manmohan Attavar is the President of M.H. Marigowda Horticultural Education and Research Foundation.

Dr Marigowda, a horticultural expert, had dedicated his life for the development of the field of Horticulture, as it would help in uplifting farmers and provide healthy food for the society as a whole. He had envisaged setting up of farms and farmer outlets in every district and taluk in the State, apart from measures to offer courses in horticulture at Lalbagh.

When Dr. M.H Marigowda took the charge of the post of the Superintendent of Horticulture in Mysore, in 1951, the developmental works in the state started with an unprecedented pace. In 1963, consequent to the formation of the separate Department of Horticulture, he was elevated to the post of the Director of Horticulture. Several schemes which were earlier handled by the Agriculture Department, were transferred to this newly created Department. In 1965, the reorganization of the Department took place and several posts were created in order to carry over the task of Horticulture development in the state. Also, a large number of new scheme were sanctioned. In 1956, as a result of reorganization of the state, the Horticultural activities were extended to all the 19 districts. Thus, he was responsible for elevating the minor Department of Horticulture to a major Department. During his term, he took the Horticulture to the rural areas and to the common man. He set into implementation of a unique pattern of Horticulture development i.e., “4-Limbed Model of Horticulture”. To suit to this, he established the Horticulture Produce Co-operative Marketing Society and the Nurserymen’s Co-operative Society at Bangalore. He started as many as 357 farms and nurseries all over the state. His visualization of the farms and nurseries was in developing them as progeny orchards, nursery centers and places of demonstration of new crops and technology to the farmers. Seed testing, soil testing and plant protection laboratories were started at Lalbagh by him. Several park and gardens were laid out in different cities and towns of the state. The area of Lalbagh Botanical Garden was expanded to 240 acres (0.97 km2) and planted with additional native and exotic species of plants during his period. Dr. Marigowda was a staunch advocate of Dry Land Horticulture and the principals and practices of these technologies were demonstrated in most of the farms started by him. This inspired the farmers of the state to practice Dry Land Horticulture on vast dry and drought prone tracts of the state. Mixed cropping and intercroppings got special fillip during his times. Thus, through multifarious achievements and feats, the state of Karnataka became the “Horticultural State of India”, and Dr. Marigowda’s name became immortal in the annals of Horticulture development in Karnataka.

A succinct biographical sketch of M. H. Marigowda was well portrayed by noted Indian journalist, writer, critic and editor S. R. Ramaswamy in his book "Deeptimantaru".

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The Hindu
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:00:00 -0700

... reunion of 26 separated children at boy's home, Director of Comprehensive Children Protection Project Premkumari, and Chairperson of Karnataka Child Rights Commission Krupa Alva participates, District Child Protection Unit, Dr. M.H. Marigowda Road, ...
Hindu Business Line
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 02:22:30 -0700

The mobile service provider, as part of its 'Kids For Tigers' programme, organised a fest for kids at Lalbagh's Dr M H Marigowda Hall, in continuation of its celebration of World Tiger Day. Aimed at educating children about tiger conservation, the fest ...
The Hindu
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:05:02 -0700

Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural and Ramanagara District Cooperative Milk Producers Societies United Ltd: 124th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Small Scale Industries Minister Satish Jarkiholi inaugurates, KMF Central Office, Dr. M.H. Marigowda ...
Deccan Herald
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:03:45 -0800

The coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi have some rare plants – be it the fruit-bearing ones or the ones with rare flowers. You can see most of them (if not all) in one place -- the farm of Edward Rebello, a progressive farmer, who has a ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:45:00 -0800

As part of the scheme, farmers will be offered `2 lakh financial assistance for building percolation tanks and installing pipes. C Byregowda award was given to late H T Lingappa Gowda from Sakleshpur. M H Marigowda award was given to G D Manjappa from ...
The Hindu
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:22:33 -0800

Sahaja Organics: Savayava Santhe, Dr. M.H. Marigowda Hall, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, 10 a.m.. YWCA, Bangalore City: November Fest, Working women's Hostal and Centre for Women's Development, No. 7, 20th main, 6th Block, Koramangala 9.30 a.m..

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:44:59 -0700

Dr M H Marigowda, regarded as the father of horticulture in India, set up the society in 1964 to ensure unity in the unorganised Thigala community. However, when Bangalore started to grow, the nurseries in Siddapura started shrinking, and the Thigala ...
Times of India
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:33:31 -0700

The Nurserymen Society was established in 1964 as a wing of the department of horticulture by the then director MH Marigowda. The idea was to bring together nurserymen who used to work with the department. The idea clicked and it's been a win-win ...

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