Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela

The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, inaugurated the Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela. The event is being organized by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi. This year, the event is being organized under the theme of “Nutrition, Food and Environmental Protection with Shree Anna”.

Key Highlights of Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela

The three-day event includes a fair that features live demonstrations of various crops and technologies, as well as stalls for input agencies and farmer counselling. Its aim is to empower small farmers, scientists and startups by solving major issues concerning the agriculture sector. During the event, awards were conferred to recognize progressive dedicated farmers.

What is the need for Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela?

With the climate change impacts increasing exponentially, there is a need for resilient agriculture. Only technologies can bring in climate-resilient agriculture. Take the recently launched HD-3385 new wheat variety for instance. The crop is climate resilient. It helps farmers to save their crops from high temperatures before harvest. Such agricultural advancements should be reached the farmers as the earliest. The Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela will help farmers learn about the advancements and use of technologies.

Why should GoI organize more such Melas?

Today, the top three countries in terms of Agricultural technologies are China, Japan, and Netherlands. China has deployed 18 UAV agriculture zones. With this, the country saves 30% of pesticide costs and 50% of labour costs. The Netherlands creates 90,000 tonnes of livestock feed from food waste. This aids in a sustainable production cycle. Japan uses cloud computing to monitor plantations. India should adopt its technologies more. With a huge population, festivals are the best way to reach many farmers within a short span. Today India is focusing on bringing investors in food processing. It should also focus on bringing in investors in agricultural technologies.



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