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'Krishi Unnati Mela'

'Krishi Unnati Mela'

In news:

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address the annual 'Krishi Unnati Mela' at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, IARI Pusa campus in the capital on March 17.

Highlights:

  • On the day PM will unveil a portal on organic farming and lay the foundation stone of 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras. 
  • The Prime Minister will also confer the “Krishi Karman” and “Deen Dayal Upadhya Krishi vigyan Protsahan” awards on this occasion.
  • Theme - doubling farmer’s income by 2022.
  • Aim: creating awareness about the latest technological developments in the agriculture and allied sectors among farmers.

Importance:

Theme pavilions on doubling farmers income

Live demonstrations on micro-irrigation

Waste water utilisation, animal husbandry and fisheries are among the major attractions of the fair. Pavilions on seeds, fertilisers and pesticides will also be set up at the Mela.

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