NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 17 (Saturday) addressed the annual ‘Krishi Unnati Mela’ at Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in Delhi.
Addressing the farmers Prime Minister Modi said,”I have got the best opportunity to interact through event with the two major parts of new India in which first is farmers who provide us foods and second is scientists who confer us latest technology.”
“In this budget, we announced Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources-Dhan Yojana that will help in managing bio-waste being produced in villages, in a big way,” he added.
The PM Modi is also set to inaugurate a portal on organic farming and will lay the foundation stone of 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
He will also confer the ‘Krishi Karman’ and ‘Deen Dayal Upadhya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan’ awards on the occasion.
‘Krishi Unnati Mela” is aimed at creating awareness about the latest technological developments in the agriculture and allied sectors among farmers. The theme of the fair is doubling farmer’s income by 2022.
Theme pavilions on doubling farmers income, live demonstrations on micro-irrigation, wastewater 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 fair.