'Krishi Unnati Mela' can pave way for New India, says PM Modi

17 March 2018, 02:54 PM
PM Narendra Modi addresses 'Krishi Unnati Mela' at IARI in Delhi (File Photo)
PM Narendra Modi addresses 'Krishi Unnati Mela' at IARI in Delhi (File Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called upon farmers and scientists to work together and said that Unnati Melas can play a key role in paving way for New India.

"Krishi Unnati Mela" is aimed at creating awareness about the latest technological developments in the agriculture and allied sectors among farmers," the prime minister said in his address at the annual 'Krishi Unnati Mela' at Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Delhi.

"The theme of the fair is doubling farmer's income by 2022," Modi said.

Also terming farmers and scientists as sentinels of New India, Modi said, "Through the medium of this event I have got the opportunity to simultaneously interact with the 2 most important parts of new India, that is the farmers who provide food and the scientists who come up with the latest technology."

"In this budget, we announced GOBAR-Dhan Yojana which stands for Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources, it will help in managing bio-waste being produced in villages, in a big way," he added.

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Modi is also set to unveil a portal on organic farming and will lay the foundation stone of 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras.He will confer the 'Krishi Karman' and 'Deen Dayal Upadhya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan' awards on the occasion.

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.

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Pavilions on seeds, fertilisers, and pesticides will also be set up at the fair.

First Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 02:03 PM
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