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Asha Tejasvi Naik wins farmer of the year award

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Mrs. Asha Tejasvi Naik is the recipient of the prestigious ASPEE L.M. PATEL farmer of the year award 2010 (Women farmer category). This is a national level award and carries a cash prize, trophy & citation.

The award was presented to her by Prof M.S.Swaminathan eminent scientist, member of Rajya sabha and the father of green revolution in India, at a glittering ceremony held on 1st January at U.A.S. NAVSARI GUJARAT. The award is instituted by the ASPEE group of companies in the memory of their founder.DSC 0566

Mrs. Asha Naik hails from village Modaga Taluka Belgaum and is a Homa Organic Farmer practicing seri-culture for the past 15 years. She has 3 hectares of land under V1 mulberry cultivation. She has two rearing houses and has used ingenious idea of ventilating by using simple technologies to maintain temperature, humidity and proper lighting.

The two open wells on the farm are recharged by a novel technique of rain water harvesting. Her entire mulberry is irrigated by drip. Smt Naik does not use chemical fertilizer or pesticides and is a certified organic farmer and is actively involved in preserving bio diversity and soil health. The leftover mulberry sticks are used as mulch as also the litter to produce compost manures. By practicing Agnihotra homa farming techniques she has benefitted the most in eradicating pest and diseases as also the atmosphere in her farm is pure and filled with positive energies created by the homa. She rears 6900 dfls and produces 5.5 tons of silk cocoons yearly.IMG 3426

Smt.Naik is the recipient of the Shresta Krishi mahile award 2007 from the U.A.S. Dharwad. She also works as a resource person and also a speaker and trainer for various events related to sericulture and floriculture.

Smt.Naik had the privilege of floral decoration at the two assembly sessions held in Belgaum and provides her services to many institutions and offices, the foremost being the K.L.E Society.

She acknowledges the efforts of the sericulture dept Govt. of Karnataka and the Central Silk Board in shaping her up in this herculean task.

Asha Naik says “think big become big. Be self sufficient and self reliant by using available resources on the farm. Women are well suited for sericulture as they take care of their children with love and care so also they can take care of the silk worms and the mulberry gardens. Add value to your farm products and your earnings will rise fourfold.”IMG 3427

Asha Naik categorically cautions the school syllabus writers to edit the word ONCE THERE WAS A POOR FARMER from all the text books in India, as these words will discourage young minds from becoming a farmer who is said to be poor.

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  1. Please accept our heartiesest congratulations. I am planning to visit again your farm. This provides a lot of confidence that it will catch in the country. Now I am of the view that answer for sustainabilty in agriculture can assured by these technologies. Chemical led technologies had short spell of life. we must promote in more assertive way with our dedication and continued direction from Shree.


  3. Hey, SO PROUD OF BOTH OF YOU!!!!!!! We have been fortunate to see it grow leaps and bounds. It’s surely a farm where serenity pervades. ‘ Mehanat Rang Layee’!!! Great going, keep it up.
    Aai and Papa would have been the happiest to see all this. I’m sure their blessings are always with you.

    • Thanks a lot Sheetal. I know their bleesings are always with us. we went to kppar on 31st and performed a spl pooja ther on their wedding anniversary

      • Dear Madam,
        I am Kiran from Bangalore working as IT employee for the last 10 yrs
        Congratulations and keep it up.

        As this Project has intrested me and my firends.
        Is is possible we can visit your farms and see it.
        You can contact us on our E-mail : [email protected] or [email protected]
        Also, we shall be thankfull to you if you can give us your contacts.
        Best Regards
        Kiran and friends

  4. Dear Asha Naik,
    I have seen your pictorial article in the national daily The Hindu on 31st Jan 2012. Congratulations for attaining this prestigious award in your life.God bless you and your family members. we are looking forward your steep growth in the field of sericulture and flowriculture.
    I have forwarded your success story to many of our friends and relatives through sns I have received the congratulation messages duly asking me to convey their heartfelt messages to you and Teju.
    with Regards
    Your lovely father
    S.N.Srikanta and
    Mother Kamala Srikanta

  5. late…..but did not lost the opportunity to Congragulate hard working and ever charming couple…..Heartiest Congragulations……..Ravichandra

  6. congradulations,I wish many such awards and rewards shawar on both of you as you are heartly interested in agriculture and allied activities.

  7. congradulations,I wish you both of you many such awards shawar on you as you are heartly involved in agriculture and allied activities.

  8. congratulations, I wish you both many such awards shower as you are heartily involved in agricultural and allied activities.

  9. Dear Madam,
    I am Rajendra Jadhav from Belgaum but now working here in Kuwait for the last 20 yrs
    And staying with my familyhere in Kuwait.

    Congratulations and keep it up.

    As this Project has intrested me amd my family.
    Is is possible we can visit your farms and see it.
    You can contact us on our E-mail : [email protected] or [email protected]
    Also, we shall be thankfull to you if you can give us your contacts.
    Best Regards
    Rajendra Jadhav & Family
    M # 00965 97493787

  10. Dear Asha,

    Though it is a bit late it is never too late to congratulate you both for this wonderful success.
    I feel more elated as it is from a Belgaumite being one myself!

    I also take this opportunity to thank UDAY who brings us and this kind of stories to light!

    Best Wishes,

    Dr. Neeta Baporikar

  11. Dear Asha madam
    Congratulations for your achievement!!
    I and few of my friends are interested in venturing into sericulture. Can you share your contact no. so that we can know more about sericulture from you


  12. Today when I saw Teju’s pic I recognised him – Naiks have been our family friends since early 1950’s also Mrunal and Sheetal were my friends — seen him as young boy…God bless you both and a nice area to be in – Asha. next time in Belgaum – would definitely like to visit…


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