Date: October 14-15, 2017
Place: Brahmavar, Udupi, Karnataka
A Krishi Mela at Brahmavar in Udupi district on October 14 and 15 organized by the Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station (ZAHRS), affiliated to the University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (UAHS), Shivamogga.
The Krishi Mela would be held in association with various government departments, Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP) and Krishik Samaj, said S.U. Patil, Associate Director of Research/Extension, ZAHRS while addressing presspersons.
The main objective of the mela was to ensure transfer of the latest agricultural technologies through demonstrations, discussions, field visits in ZAHRS, and seminars.
At the mela, there would be interaction programmes of agricultural scientists with farmers. He said, “this mela will provide a platform to farmers to find solutions to their problems”.
Five seminars will be held during the two-day mela on topics, including “Cashew, Cocoa, Pepper and other vegetable crops”, “Profitable integrated farming systems”, “Water conservation and ground water recharge” and “Cultivation of flower crops”.
As resource persons, eminent agricultural scientists of UAHS, scientists of national institutes and progressive farmers would participate. He said, “Farmers can interact with scientists in all these seminars and get their doubts cleared."
The mela would inaugurated by Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister for Fisheries, Youth Empowerment and Sports. Shobha Karandlaje, MP, will inaugurate the exhibition.
Dinakar Babu, president of the Zilla Panchayat, will inaugurate the Hydrophonics Fodder Unit on the ZAHRS campus, Dr. Patil said.