ICAR-ATARI, Pune organizes KRUSHIK - 2020 - Live Demonstration and Agri-Expo

16 - 19 January, 2020, Pune

The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune organized the “5th Edition of KRUSHIK - 2020 - Live Demo & Agri Expo” from 16th to 19th January, 2020.

The Chief Guest, Shri Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra applauded the Agricultural Development Trust and Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s efforts for such developments on the barren land. He mentioned about the vertical farming and aeroponic techniques in the urban area, etc. He also highlighted about the development of HMT variety of rice by a farmer from Chandrapur District.

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Shri Sharad Pawar, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha highlighted about the new innovations in KRUSHIK exhibition. He urged for making the innovative techniques available for the farmers. Shri Pawar also opined the government to help the farmers by considering the law. He urged the young farmers to adopt the drip irrigation.

Shri Ajit Pawar, Deputy Chief Minster, Government of Maharashtra; Shri Dada Bhuse, Agriculture Minister, Maharashtra; Shri Sunil Kedar, Minister of Dairy and Animal Husbandry, Sports and Youth Welfare Maharashtra along with other senior officials of Government of Maharashtra and ICAR Institutes were also present during the occasion.

The dignitaries visited the 110 acre farm of Live Demonstration of various crops, stalls of the exhibitors, Appasaheb Pawar Horse Competition at animal show.

Dr. C.D. Mayee and Shri Suhas Joshi from Drought Action Network (DAN) guided the farmers regarding the next step of Drought Action Network.

The occasion also marked the launching ceremony of the DAN Website.

More than 25,000 farmers participated in the event.

(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune)