The four-day event will showcase latest technology in agriculture

Charting future Vice-Chancellor of University of Agricultural Science (UAS), Bangalore P G Chengappa speaking at a press conference at University of Sericulture at Kuruburu in Chintamani on Sunday. UAS Administrative Board members K C Shankar Gowda, Devaraj, Sericulture University’s Dean Nagaraj, Dr Nutan Shivanna, Rajendra Prasad are seen. dh photo

The farmers along with other people who are interested in agriculture can utilise this opportunity to enhance their productivity and profit, said Vice-Chancellor of University of Agricultural Science (UAS) P G Chengappa.

He was speaking at the press conference organised exclusively to brief the media about the Mela at University of Sericulture at Kuruburu in Chintamani on Sunday.

The Mela has be organised with a view to showcase the University’s (UAS) latest technology and other equipments to farmers apart from creating awareness about them, Chengappa added.

Emphasis has also been laid on organic farming in the mela. People can also see the demonstration of the new varieties of crops which University is planning to release in the market for the year 2008-09, Chengappa added.

Apart from this latest technology in horticulture, measures to increase productivity and control of pests and weeds will also be showcased, Chengappa said.

Information Centre

A Information Centre will be established at the premises of the Mela where farmers can seek solution to their problems from the agricultural scientists, he added.

The farmers will also be briefed about the modern and improved ways of reaping maximum benefit from subsidiary occupations like animal husbandry, dairy farming, sheep rearing, poultry farming and pisciculture at the Mela. Along with this latest breeds of animals will also be exhibited in the Mela, Chengappa said.

A platform has also been created where farmers can air their grievance. A interaction meet has also been organised as a part of the Mela. The topics of the interaction meet includes organic farming, hitech horticulture, comprehensive farming techniques and others.

Many facilites

Many facilities would be provided to the farmers and others arriving at the mela. Free accommodation, food at subsidised rates, vehicle facility to the venues of demonstrations from GKVK entrance, BMTC buses to the GKVK entrance from Kempegowda Bus Terminal and others.

Best Farmer, man and woman would be selected from every district and would be felicitated on the occasion.

K C Shankar Gowda who spoke on the occasion said that farmers should take part in large numbers and should utilise this opportunity to increase their income and knowledge.

Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s Dr Shankarnarayan, University of Sericulture’s Dean Dr Nagaraj, Administrative Board member Devaraj and others were present on the occasion.

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