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Agri Events : National Conference on Agriculture from 11 April 2016 at New Delhi

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare is organizing “The National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif Campaign” on the 11th & 12th April, 2016 at the NASC/NAAS Complex, ICAR, New Delhi.

The Conference will be inaugurated by the Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare. The Kharif Campaign, 2016 assumes great importance in view of the recent crop damages on account of moisture stress due to deficit, and uneven and untimely rains, hailstorm and other natural calamities.

The Rabi 2015-16 season also had less post monsoon and winter rains and the availability of moisture in the soil is low.

In order to address the issues related to Agriculture & allied sectors, an integrated approach to farming is required to be adopted. Keeping this in mind, it is for the first time that Secretaries and Senior Officers from the four main domains of the Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Dairy and Credit, Cooperation & Marketing from all the States and Union Territories have been invited to participate in the Conference, discuss and finalise the strategy for Kharif 2016.

Topics like the performance of preceding crop season, formulate a crop production strategy for the coming Kharif season, ensure input supply position and highlight new technologies and innovations in Agriculture & Allied sectors will be discussed.