Dr. Sethu Kumanan, the Founder of Sethu Bhaskara Agricultural College and Research Foundation is an ardent admirer of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. His adoration for this great personality has enhanced tremendously after his meeting with the People’s President at the Rashtrapathi Bhawan on 2004.
In the opinion of Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, “Agriculture has a key role in reducing poverty”. He has said in a meeting at New Delhi on 9th October 2014, exactly a year ago,
Globally agriculture is the predominant industry than any other industry. Growth in agriculture production with value addition will not only increase the per capita income of the farmers, but also support increasing need of food and raw materials in the urban sector. Enhancing agriculture productivity is the key for agro-food processing and related industrial, manufacturing and service sector growth.
Observing the decline/waning of people’s interest in Agriculture on account of their fascination towards white collar jobs in cities, Dr. Sethu Kumanan set up the Agricultural College and Research Foundation in the remote village of Karaikudi District – Visalayankottai.with a noble vision.