Rajasthan to hold ‘global agri meet’ tomorrow

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, union ministers, yoga guru Baba Ramdev, agriculture experts and others will attend the event.

By: PTI | Jaipur | Published:November 8, 2016 2:19 pm
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A three-day international event of ‘Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet (GRAM)’ for farmers will begin here tomorrow which will showcase best global practices and technologies suitable to farmers. Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh will inaugurate the event, a platform for farmers, investors, manufacturers and the academicians and researchers, on Wednesday at Sitapura, an official said.

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“All preparations have been made for the event which will see participation of nearly 50,000 farmers,” said Principal Secretary Agriculture Neelkamal Darbari.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, union ministers, yoga guru Baba Ramdev, agriculture experts and others will attend the event.

The inaugural session will be followed by an exhibition focussed on livestock, post-harvest technologies, agri-inputs and protected cultivation, among others.

A conference on ‘Sustainable and Innovative Agriculture Practices for Doubling Farmers’ Income’ will also be held tomorrow.

Themes such as ‘Sustainable Agriculture: Towards an Evergreen Revolution’, ‘Innovative Agriculture: Leveraging the Technology Frontiers’ and ‘Rajasthan–Israel Collaboration for Agriculture Development – Way Forward’ will also be discussed.