Agricultural products, fishes, sheep prove a great draw at mela

Horticulture

Farmers and students alike have been flocking to the flower and horticulture mela, organised near Nandi Cross in the taluk.

For farmers the show has transformed itself into a knowledge house, for students interested in agriculture it has proved to be a learning ground.

While one could spot a few looking animatedly at new agriculture and horticulture products, another group could be seen gathering information on organic farming and the array of fertilisers and pesticides on display.

The various agriculture implements exhibited at the flower and horticulture show was a great draw.

Farming information

Farmers could be seen collecting detailed information about the uses and advantages of new and innovative implements. Some of the farmers, who spoke to Deccan Herald said they had benefited greatly from the show, having gathered necessary information on various issues related to agriculture.

Pamphlets on various government schemes were distributed to visitors at the stalls put up by the Department of Agriculture.

Also demonstrations were conducted by the Department of Watershed Development.

Though sericulture sector in the State is facing a downward trend due to the slashing of import duty on silk to 5 per cent, the Department of Sericulture putforth a good display of its silk and provided information about its various schemes.

Not lagging behind in portraying its department in a positive light was the Department of Fisheries.

A range of myriad hued small and huge fishes that were on display provided much colour to the show.

Rambouillet sheep and Boyer goats, both foreign breeds, were the star attraction.

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