In an attempt to increase income of farmers Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) will organise a three-day mega State-level farmers’ fair called Agrotech 2019 Kisan Mela to disseminate awareness among farmers. The fair will begun on February, 2 and continue till February, 4 with the theme of ‘Proper Agricultural Procedure for Beneficial Farming’.
Jharkhand-based Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) institutes such as Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums, Namkum, Indian Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, Garhkhatanga, Namkum, National Bureau of Plant genetic Resources, Ranchi, ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, Research Centre Ranchi, Palandu and Central Rainfed Upland Rice Research Station, Hazaribagh are active partner of BAU in this three-day mega event.
Addressing media persons on Friday, BAU Vice Chancellor Parvinder Kaushal said 10 thematic pandals and 100 commercial stalls were being put up where different colleges, departments, units, Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Zonal Research Stations of BAU, ICAR Institutes located in the State, Government departments, banks, dealers of seeds, planting material, fertilizers, farm implements, NGOs and other organizations would display their technologies, products and services.
Chief Minister Raghubar Das will be the Chief Guest on second day of the Mela on February 3, while Governor Droupadi Murmu will grace the valedictory session on February 4. The event will be formally inaugurated by Randhir Kumar Singh, Minister, Department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Cooperation on February 2. Horticulture show comprising fruits, vegetables, flowers, flower arrangements, spices, decorative, medicinal, aromatic plants and animal-bird show consisting cattle, buffalo, pig, sheep, goat, poultry, duck etc will be part of the exhibition.
Display and sale of seeds, planting material, organic products, fertilizers, farm implements and value added processed agro products, free testing of soil, water and diseased plant samples, visit of Technology Park, experimental areas and screening of video films on modern farm technologies are other features of the event.
Krishak Gosthi for on the spot solution of farming related technical problems of farmers will be organized all the three days and innovative farmers will be felicitated. BAU Director Research DN Singh, Director Extension Education Jagarnath Oraon and Dean were also present during media briefing.