SKUAST-Jammu going to host 5 Day Krishi Mela -2022

JAMMU: SK University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu is organizing five day Mega Krishi Mela – 2022 from March 07 to March 11, 2022 here at Main Campus, Chatha.
Prof. J.P. Sharma, Vice -Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu and Chief Patron of the Krishi Mela, during interaction with the Media, informed that the theme of this year Krisi Mela is “Natural and Modern technologies”.
Prof Sharma briefed that Krishi Mela, 2022 would focus on demonstration and exhibition of proven and improved technologies developed by the university to improve agricultural productivity, profitability and sustainability in the Jammu region. Manoj Sinha, Lt. Governor J&K Union Territory will inaugurate the Kisan Mela on March 7, 2022.
Prof. Sharma said that the event shall bring a large number of farmers, farm women, livestock owners, agri-preneurs, industrialists, rural youth, researchers, technocrats, extensions workers, students and policy makers on one platform, wherein they shall have direct access to latest innovative ideas available in the field of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry and other allied sectors.
Prof. Sharma further informed that main attraction of the fair will be exhibition of latest agri-start-ups, kisan ghosties, workshop on APEDA, seed conference, pulses and oilseeds, convention on FPOs, natural farming, beekeeping and sale of quality seed and planting material, live demonstration of new varieties, field trips, flower show, vegetable show, fruit show, animal and dog show, agri-tourism, rural sports, farmers-scientist interaction, awareness programme on agriculture education for school children and presentation by National awarded innovative farmers. Besides, Agri-Fest and Vet Fest covering number of events like cultural programme, rural sports activities, debate competitions, dance programmes etc will also be organised during the Krishi Mela. Farmers from nearby states viz., Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Uttrakhand, etc. will be visiting SKUAST-Jammu to actively participate in the Krishi Mela,2022.
The event will be witness over 300 stalls from put up by public, private, NGOs and progressive farmers, depicting the latest farm technologies such as hydroponics, Integrated Farming System, improved farm machinery, irrigation systems, mobile soil testing lab and exotic vegetables related to farmer welfare will also be laid by SKUAST-Jammu, Department of Agriculture and other allied departments, entrepreneurs, progressive farmers, IFFCO and other public and private companies, handicrafts, books and organic fertilizers etc.
The Mela will also be available live on virtual platforms and the event is expected to be attended by more than one lakh farmers/stakeholders through physical as well as virtual mode.
Besides, the sensitization of rural youths and farmer-scientist interactions will be arranged to provide a quick and effective way of exchanging innovative ideas.
During the fair, progressive farmers will be felicitated for their outstanding contribution in the field of agriculture and allied sectors. It is the only forum of its kind where policy makers, government officials and all stakeholders will come together to have interaction and dialogue with farmers. Prof. Sharma said that 5 days Krishi Mela will be a mega event to be organized by SKUAST-Jammu in collaboration with Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Floriculture, Sheep Husbandry, Sericulture, Fisheries, Command Area Development, IFFCO, Kisan Board, National Horticulture Board, JKEDI, ICCR etc.

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