GRAM SANSKRITI and Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University would jointly organise a ‘Krishi Mela’ on October 6, 7 and 8 at the Agriculture College.
College dean S S Tomar told reporters here that farmers get very little information about advanced techniques, machinery, progressive farming, high quality seeds and animal husbandry. He said the fair would provide them with complete information on farming, cultivation and harvesting under one roof. Here they would also learn to make optimum use of limited land, water and other natural resources.
Gram Sanskriti vice-president Devraj Choudhary informed that the Krishi Mela would consist of more than 100 stalls of seed and manure manufacturers, tractor suppliers, agricultural college, agricultural magazines, banks, NABARD, telecom companies, automobile companies, agricultural equipment suppliers and soyabean industry.
Agricultural scientists and specialists would educate the farmers on seed development, choice of manure, fertilizers, pesticides, crop care, fishery, horticulture, loans, insurance, health, spices, herbs, animal husbandry and food processing in the fair. They would be told about proper use of agricultural by-products that could generate additional income.
Separate seminars would be held for the farmers and their problems would be solved personally. The seminars would consist of special sessions to teach the farmers about adulteration in seeds and manure that could destroy their crop or give insufficient yield. Gram Sanskriti would make arrangements for the transportation of farmers on buses and tractors.
Farmers visiting the fair would be provided with lodging facility. They would get food at subsidised rates and proper arrangement for water.
In addition, agri-engineering students would put up irrigation and watershed models at the fair. The Agriculture Department would also display sprinkler models at the fair. Live exhibition of soil and crops would also be arranged. Farmers and other visitors would be able to see cotton crop and a variety of plants growing here. Live demonstration on developing trees and flowery plants would be given here.
NABARD AGM A K Dixit highlighted that all new schemes and funding projects of the government would be brought to the knowledge of farmers through the fair. Experts of agriculture sector would be felicitated during the fair.
Choudhary said that around 50,000 farmers from Malwa, Nimar and various parts of the State are expected to visit the fair. Kirloskar Brothers Limited, Pratishtha Industries Limited, Krati Industries and Dugar TVS are sponsors of the fair.