PM Modi to inaugurate three-day Krishi Unnati Mela today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the three-day ‘Krishi Unnati Mela’ at the Pusa campus in the national capital. The event is aimed to disseminate the information on new farm schemes and technologies helping farmers double their incomes within the next few years.

PM Modi will also give away ‘Krishi Karman Awards’ to states and progressive farmers who have made outstanding contribution in the field of agriculture. Prime Minister will also visit the theme pavilion and address farmers.

“To reach out to farmers at the block level across the country, the whole event would be telecast live at block panchayat level for the first time,” Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told media here.

The three-day national fair, which is beginning from today, will have separate workshops on key schemes like Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojana, e-agriculture marketing, integrated farming system, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichai Yojan, soil health and livestock issues.

Live demonstration of agriculture and horticultural crops, animal husbandry, innovative technologies and farm mechanisation in big plots would also take place here.

Both public and private companies will display their farm inputs and technologies in over 500 stalls.

Krishi Karman Awards would be given away to eight states — Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Meghalaya, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal — for 2014-15.

Whereas, the commendation awards would be given to three states – Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Goa.

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