Krishi Unnati Mela Begins in Delhi

Published on March 19, 2018
PM Modi inaugurated the annual Krishi Unnati Mela at Indian Agricultural Research Institute in the New Delhi. During the inaugural event, he unveiled Jaivik Kheti portal on organic farming and laid the foundation stone of 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras.

 'Krishi Karman' and 'Deen Dayal Upadhya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan' awards were also conferred on the occasion. This year's event has the theme of doubling farmer’s income by 2022.

Objectives

The Krishi Mela owed to the interests of farmers and those involved in allied sectors. Theme based pavilions have been set up that aim to-

  • Double the farmers' income by 2022
  • Encourage organic farming
  • Give a boost to cooperatives sector
  • Ensure farmers establish direct contacts with companies manufacturing seeds, fertiliser and pesticides
  • Popularize dairy, animal husbandry, fisheries and horticulture
  • Creating awareness about the latest technological developments 

Significance

To achieve the goal of doubling farmers' income by 2022, the government has ensured that sectors like animal husbandry, fisheries and dairy farming fetch more income to the farmers. Also, implementation of the schemes at ground level is stressed.

Achievements of Govt in Agriculture Sector

  • All notified crops, MSP will be at least one and a half times the cost
  • Efforts to link rural mandis to APMC wholesale markets to global market
  •  Grameen Retail Agriculture Markets have been envisaged
  • Farmers can market their produce in a better way through Farmers Producer Organisations (FPOs) (Income Tax Exempted)
  • e-marketing portal for organic products
  • soil health card and neem coating of urea 

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