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195 exhibitors to take part in CII Agro Tech fair 2018

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Around 195 exhibitors, including 37 overseas exhibitors from eight countries, would participate in the biennial technology and business fair, CII Tech 2018, next month, organisers said

will inaugurate the four-day international agricultural fair on December 1 here, B Thiagarajan, the of 'States of India' Pavilion, CII Tech 2018, told reporters here.

"We are proud that countries like Canada, China, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the US are participating," said

The UK is a partner country this year.

"and will be the host states for the four-day international agricultural expo," he added.

Governor V P Singh Badnore, Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya, and are among the prominent dignitaries who will attend the inaugural session.

"The coming together of eight countries makes CII Agro Tech 2018 a truly international platform to showcase agricultural advancement. It highlights the growing importance of agriculture and in .." he added.

Domestic exhibitors from 14 states and more than 40,000 farmers are expected to visit the fair.

Giving details of the fair, Sanjay Chhabra, Chairman, Good Earth, CII Agro Tech India 2018 said the event will play a pivotal role in creating a common platform for the community to engage with the industry to explore, learn and adopt new and emerging technologies and farming practices aimed at improving overall productivity and consequently rural income.

CII has also scheduled a roundtable with progressive farmers on doubling farmers' income.

"The objective is to come out with a roadmap and clear action plan for all the stakeholders to work towards achieving the vision of to double farmers' income in the next five years," he said.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 18:50 IST