New Delhi, 27 Nov, 2011
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The Union Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Shri Sharad Pawar appreciated the Indian Council of Agricultural Research Stall, at the Ministry of Agriculture Pavilion, during the 31st India International Trade Fair 2011 (IITF), in New Delhi.
This year, the theme of agricultural exhibition was ‘Small is Bountiful.’ The Indian Council of Agricultural Research along with its institutes namely, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (New Delhi), Directorate of Maize Research (New Delhi), Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering (Bhopal), Central Institute for Research on Goats (Mathura), Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering & Technology (Ludhiana), Directorate of Rapeseed Mustard Research (Bharatpur) and Central Potato Research Station (Modipuram) showcased the new varieties and technologies of their respective institutes.
Dr S Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, appreciated the display of various institutes in IITF 2011. Dr K D Kokate, DDG(Extn) also visited the Agriculture Pavilion.
The demonstration of crop DNA finger printing and publications of Council were other main attractions. The progressive farmers and entrepreneurs trained by ICAR institutes displayed their machine, products, etc. and shared the experiences with visitors in the fair. National Agricultural Science Museum (New Delhi) also participated in the exhibition for awareness and wider publicity of the museum among visitors.
The 31st edition of the popular 15-day annual mega trade fair, the India International Trade Fair (IITF), concluded on Sunday at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
IITF was the largest integrated Trade Fair with both B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business to Consumer) components. IITF offered to participants from different segments of industry adequate visibility for their products and services among fair visitors with demarcated halls representing different sectors.
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