Karnataka farmer has 5000 book home library

Siddalingeshwara,  a farmer from Karnataka has a library in his farm with a collection of 5,000 books on agriculture, besides the CDs.

Thirty-year-old Mr. Kalival, who took up farming on his 75 acres of land in Shiggaon taluk in Haveri district of Karnataka after completing BA, has a penchant for reading. 

He now plans to develop a village library which has books exclusively on farming and facilities to view CDs on innovative farming methods.

Siddlingeshwara is known for  his experiments in farming, and  has demonstrated new techniques in high-density banana cultivation.

He was honoured in 2015 with the Dr. M.H. Marigowda State-level Best Horticulture Farmer Award by the University of Agricultural Sciences-Bengaluru,

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