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41 Innovative Farmers awarded during Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2022

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16 March 2022, New Delhi: Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela is organised by IARI every year. The theme for current year 2022 was “Self-reliant farmer with technical knowledge” and was held last week during March 9-11. In the valedictory session, 41 farmers from all across India were awarded with IARI innovative farmer award of 2022. 

Nearly 40,000 farmers from different regions of the country participated and learned about varieties and technologies of IARI and 100 ICAR institutes, Krishi Vigyan Kendras. IARI gave live exhibition on drone technology, precision farming, wheat varieties, fruits, vegetables, flowers, different agricultural models and farmer advisory services. 

The major attractions of the fair were Smart/Digital Agriculture, Agri Startups and Farmer Producer Organization (FPO), innovative technologies of IARI, such as the solar powered ‘Pusa-Farm Sun Fridge; Pusa Decomposer, Pusa Complete Bio-Fertilizer (unique liquid formulation providing Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium). About 1500 quintals of Pusa seeds were purchased by the farmers. 

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