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PM to inaugurate Krishi Unnati Mela

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Prime Modi will here on Saturday inaugurate a three-day annual 'Krishi Unnati Mela' aimed at creating awareness about the latest technological developments in the agriculture sector among farmers, Union Agriculture said on Wednesday.

Singh told reporters here that Modi will also launch the 'Jaivik Kheti' portal and lay foundation stone of 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs).

The Mela, starting from Friday, will be held at here. It will display the latest agriculture and allied Pavilions on seeds, fertilisers and pesticides will also be set up in the

The said there will be over 600 stalls, including those from Ministries of Textile, Food Processing,

Live demonstrations on micro-irrigation, waste water utilisation, animal husbandry and fisheries, besides theme pavilions on doubling farmers income are highlights of the fair.

Despite record production of foodgrain in past few years, the government has been facing difficulties on the agrarian front as farmers are in distress over the substantial fall in the remuneration for their crop.

Last month, the had organised a conference here to hold consultations with the stakeholders to find solution and ways for doubling farm income by 2022.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 17:48 IST