28-30th November 2916, Muzaffarnagar
ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research, Modipuram organized a three- day Regional Agriculture Fair “Krishi Kumbh-2016”(28-30 November, 2016) at Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, in his inaugural address appealed farmers to get maximum benefit of the innovative agricultural technologies being demonstrated in the KrishiKumbh.
Chaudhary Naresh Tikait, President, BhartiyaKisan Union,Shri Raju Shetty, Member of Parliament and Shri Kapildev, Member of Legislative Council were Guests of Honour of the inaugural function.
Dr. J.S. Sandhu, Deputy Director General (Crop Science), ICAR briefed about newer technological development in the field of agriculture and requested farmers to make use of those for their prosperity and livelihood security.
Dr. Azad Singh Panwar, Director, IIFSR briefed about the activities being conducted by the Institute for economic empowerment and livelihood security of the farmers in the region.
Progressive farmers, farm women, social workers and winners Stockmen of the Animal Show were felicitated and awarded by the dignitaries.
In farmer’s fair around hundred stockmen from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujrat demonstrated their improved breed of animals. One hundred and two stalls including 57 stalls from ICAR demonstrated their technologies to farmers.
KisanGosthis were alsoorganized during the occasion.
About 10000 farmers from seven states viz. U.P., Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana participated in the Fair.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research, Modipuram)