Minister of Agriculture, Karnataka
Krishna Byre Gowda is currently serving as the Minister for Agriculture, Karnataka, since 2013. He is in his fourth consecutive term as the elected Member of Legislative Assembly, Karnataka State. He currently represents Byatarayanapura Constituency, Bangalore.
As Minister for Agriculture, his priority areas are technology adoption for productivity and income enhancement, mechanisation to bring costs down and overcome labour scarcity, rainwater harvesting to improve rainfed agriculture and promotion of health foods like millets.
At the Constituency level, he is focusing on urban amenities, citizen participation in urban administration through empowerment and involvement of Resident Welfare Associations and responsible urban living through waste segregation, composting, recycle/reuse and terrace gardening initiatives.
He holds a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from School of International Service, American University, Washington DC and Bachelor of Business Management from Christ College, Bangalore University.