05 April 2022, New Delhi: Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare inaugurated the “Technology Exhibition” in the historic Mallinath Krishi and Pashu Mela held at the Tilwara Village of Barmer District, Rajasthan from 1st to 3rd April, 2022. The Union Minister inaugurated the Exhibition in the presence of Mr. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of Jal Shakti; Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying and Mr. Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare. The Exhibition was organized by the ICAR Institutes.
Delivering the inaugural address, Mr. Tomar highlighted the Central Government’s plans for putting a greater emphasis on the agricultural research and enhancing the farmers’ income. The benefits of the Farmer Insurance Scheme were also underlined by the Union Minister.
Mr. Shekhawat outlined the interlinking of the rivers for the farmers’ benefits.
Dr. Balyan expressed his concerns over the declining Camel population. The role of Goat and Sheep in the drought Years of Rajasthan was also highlighted by the Minister.
Mr. Choudhary applauded the efforts of the Research Institutes and farmers of the region that have brought revolutions in the agriculture and horticulture in the driest parts of the region. The increased cultivation of pomegranate, date palm and fig which are now being marketed in the international markets was accentuated by the Minister.
The ICAR Institutes, State Agricultural Universities, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Government Departments, Start-Ups, Developmental Agencies, Seed Corporations and Input Suppliers, etc., depicted the technologies on field crops, horticultural crops, livestock rearing, vertical farming, hydroponics, Aeroponics, drone applications, dairy products and value-added items of local crops, etc.