03 March 2023, New Delhi: The three-day Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela, organized by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), was inaugurated yesterday by the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi Yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Tomar said that Shree Anna is being widely promoted throughout the world through the International Year of Millets, with which Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi aims to empower the Small Farmers, who constitute 86 percent of farmers in the country. Even while he is occupied all the time as the Prime Minister, Mr. Modi is concerned about the welfare of these small farmers living in the villages. Millets are grown by these very small farmers. To make them prosperous, the Prime Minister has bestowed Millets with their pride of place by naming them “Shree Anna” and has also planned several programs.
Mr. Tomar said that due to the hard work of farmers, the efficiency of scientists, and farmer-friendly policies of the government, our agriculture is at the top in the world. There is abundant production in food grains and horticulture and allied sectors in the country and India is emerging in the leading position in every field. He expressed the hope that everyone will work together in the future to make our country’s agriculture more advanced.
Mr. Tomar gave away awards to Progressive dedicated farmers and released publications. Thematic exhibitions of major technologies have been set up at the fair, while stalls of research institutes, startups, and entrepreneurs have also been set up, which Mr. Tomar visited, along with the fields of Pusa Institute. Live demonstrations of important varieties of wheat, mustard, gram, vegetables, flowers, and fruits have been done at the fair. There are also stalls of farmers, entrepreneurs, and input agencies, while farmer counseling stalls are helping farmers solve their problems. Director General of ICAR and Secretary of DARE, Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Director of IARI, Dr. A.K. Singh, Dr. Ravindra Padaria along with other officers, scientists, and a large number of farmers were present.
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