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A National Level Agriculture Fair-cum-Exhibition ‘Krishi Unnati Mela'.

Jointly by the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India and Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), Pusa, New Delhi at Indian Agriculture Research Institute Organized ‘Krishi Unnati Mela’ a National Level Agriculture Fair-cum-Exhibition, from March 19-21, 2016.

In continuum to technical seminar on ‘PM Fasal Bima Yojana’ held on day 1 of ‘Krishi unnati Mela’, followed second day that featured number of seminars that involved brainstorming sessions and information dissemination along with farmers’ participation in it.

These seminars that involved Scientist–Farmer interaction were webcasted so as large number of farmers can be benefitted. Some major themes and subjects of these seminars that involved panel of experts of respective subject matter are given:
-Technical Session II chaired by Dr. N. K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (Hort.), ICAR was held on ‘Integrated Farming System (Horticulture and Fisheries) and Government Schemes’.
-Technical Session III chaired by Dr. Ramesh Chand, Member, Niti Ayog, GoI was held on ‘Agricultural Marketing and Government Schemes’.
-Technical Session IV chaired by Dr. A.K.Singh, DDG Extension, ICAR, New Delhi focussed on Farmer–Scientist Interaction. Sessions on Agrarian challenges and Participatory pathways, National Mission on Agricultural Extension and Technology.
-Technical Session V chaired by Shri A V J Prasad, JS(LH), DAHD&F was held on ‘Integrated Farming System (Crop-Livestock). Technical Session VI chaired by Addl. Secretary, MoFPI was held on ‘Processing and Value Addition and Government Schemes’.
-Technical Session VII chaired by Dr JS Samra, EX CEO National Rainfed Area Authority and Ex DDG (Natural Resource Management ), ICAR was held on ‘PM Krishi Sinchai Yojana’.
-Technical Session VIII chaired by Dr. J. S. Sandhu, DDG (CS), ICAR was held on ‘Increasing Crop Productivity and Enhancing Soil Health and Government Schemes’.
-Technical Session IX chaired by Dr. A. K. Sikka, DDG (NRM), ICAR was held on ‘Management of Crop Residues & Government Schemes.
-Technical Session X chaired by P. L. Gautama, Former Chairperson, PPVFRA was held on ‘Interaction with Innovative Farmers’.