Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will tomorrow inaugurate a three-day Krishi Unnati Mela for providing information on new farm schemes and technologies that will help farmers double their incomes by 2022. Singh will also give away Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Rashtriya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puraskar to recognise contribution of Krishi Vigyan Kendras. The fair, from March 15-17, is being held at Pusa in the national capital and organised by Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI).
More than 350 stalls will display latest advancement in agri-research and technology development among farmers and end users. Major attraction of the mela would be digitisation in agriculture, organic farming, agribusiness models, precision farming, skill building and entrepreneurship development among others, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Director General Trilochan Mohapatra told reporters. There will be live demonstration of agriculture and horticultural crops, animal husbandry, innovative technologies, protected cultivation and farm mechanisation in big plots. Live demo of water use efficient technologies, recycling of waste water for agriculture and on-spot soil and water testing will also be held, he added. There will also be display and sale of various products (farm equipments, quality planting materials, bio-fertilisers, agro-chemicals, innovative farmers' products) and machinery. The technical sessions on various themes are planned to educate farmers on various agricultural technologies and government schemes for agricultural development. A women empowerment workshop will be organised to sensitise farm women on latest agricultural technologies and their rights.
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