Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is organising National Level Agriculture Fair-cum-Exhibition ‘Krishi Unnati Mela’ in New Delhi at Indian Agriculture Research Institute from March 19-21, 2016.The Exposition will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 19.
Talking to reporters in New Delhi today, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said that the Exposition is being organised to share the latest technology and initiatives directly with farmers.
The event is being jointly organised by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation , Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India and Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), Pusa.
The Minister said that the Government is committed to development of Agriculture, farmers’ welfare and safeguarding their interests. He said that the Prime Minister has introduced several initiatives to ensure income security to the farmers. That is why the focus of the new budget of Modi Government is on the villages, the poor and the farmers to bring in a qualitative change in their lives. It is our vision to double the incomes of the farmers, he added..
The Minister said, “ In order to fully utilise the vast possibilities in the agriculture sector, we need to empower our farmers with information and communication assets and services that will increase their productivity and incomes as well as protect their food security and livelihoods.”
“The continued increase in globalisation and integration of food markets has intensified competition and efficacy in the agriculture sector, and has brought unique opportunities to include more small-holders into supply chains through ICT interventions,” he added.
The event will include a Theme Pavilion and this would be one of the major attractions of which would show-case the entire scheme of things happening in the agriculture sector. Another attraction would be the display of agriculture & horticulture crops, Animal husbandry, Innovative technologies and Mechanisation in four big plots. The farmers can witness the live demonstration of the Field Crops,Vegetable Crops, Horticultural and Flower crops, Animal breeds of cattle, buffalo, goats and poultry, Micro irrigation, waste water utilization, Conventional and modern rain fed farming technologies, Poly houses, Protected Cultivation and Mechanization.
Moreover, a number of seminars and Farmers- Scientists interactions on varying topics are planned in 5 different halls and they can be witnessed by the farmers in all the districts of the country through web-casting.
During the inauguration day, the prestigious National level Krishi Karman Awards would also be presented. Eight State Governments would be given awards to be received by the Chief Minister of respective state. Besides this, 3 states would also be given commendation awards for total food grains production.