In order to facilitate new scientific developments and technologies in farming, the ICAR- Indian Veterinary Research Institute in association with Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture is organising the Northern Zone Regional Agriculture Fair during 17-20 March, in Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
Inaugurating the Fair, Dr Gurbachan Singh, Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, emphasised that farmers must be given latest information in easy to understand manner. While lauding the efforts of IVRI directed to farming community, he was also appreciative of the institute’s efforts to promote indigenous livestock breeds.
Dr AK Singh, Deputy Director General (Agricultural Extension), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) spoke about the recent initiatives like ‘Mera Gao Mera Gaurav’ and ‘Farmer First’ by ICAR. He stressed that the various government schemes need to be brought to the notice of the farmers through action at the field level.
Dr RK Singh, Director, IVRI assured the farming community that the institute will make all possible efforts and assist them in improving farm productivity.
Seventeen innovative farmers from states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Delhi were felicitated on the occasion.
Over 15,000 farmers from UP and neighbouring states have visited the Fair. The Kisan Goshthis for livestock farmers to have a customised solution of their specific problems, auction of allied animals, crop and livestock competitions, exhibitions of farm implements and agro inputs are organised by the various companies, ICAR institutes, State Agricultural Universities, line departments and NGOs during the Fair.