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Agriculture fair to update farmers on modern methods

india Updated: Jan 09, 2007 14:56 IST
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THE THREE-DAY divisional level agricultural fair to be organised at Indore Agriculture College from February 2 will have four themes. The fair will inform cultivators about the latest farming technologies available in the country.

Multinational companies like ITC, Fortune and Reliance will be invited to exhibit their products at the fair. A meeting was held at the Collectorate on Monday to discuss the fair themes with agriculture, horticulture department officials and district panchayat CEO Ashutosh Avasthi, who has been made fair’s nodal officer.

As per the decision taken at the meeting, the stalls will demonstrate new agricultural techniques and marketing, which will include contract farming, rural marketing and agro processing. Organic cotton will also be exhibited at the fair, as organic farming will be one of the four themes. Textile manufacturers who use organic cotton are being invited to purchase the exhibits.

The stalls selling agricultural implements will have bank counters to provide on the spot loan facilities to buyers. Leading agriculture implement manufacturers from Gujarat and Punjab are expected to exhibit their products at the fair.

Apart from fertiliser, seed and food zone, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology will exhibit accelerator-based irradiation process to inform farmers about its benefits. 

The fair aims at providing complete information to cultivators about agriculture, District Collector Vivek Aggarwal said.