Organic mela on Dec 27, 28

With an intention to provide market linkage to organic farmers and create awareness about the importance of organic products and millets, the Agriculture department is hosting a two-day divisional-level 'Organic and Millet Mela' in the city on December 27 and 28.

The mela will be held at Scouts and Guides grounds near the Deputy Commissioner's office with around 50 stalls displaying the variety of millets. Four technical sessions, live demonstration of preparing food products using millets and a variety of competitions have been scheduled during the event, said Agriculture department Joint Director KM Somasundar.

Discussions will be held on the topic 'Importance of millet, Significance of nutrition and health benefits'. Farmers from Mandya, Mysuru, Chamarajanagar and Ramanagar will participate in the event, which is also a preliminary event for the three-day international mela to be held at Palace Grounds in Bengaluru from January 18.

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