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Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2023

Published on March 02, 2023

Current Context: It was a three-day agricultural fair organized by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi from 2 to 4 March 2023. It was inaugurated by Union Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar. 

Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2023

  • The theme of the fair was "Nutrition, Food and Environment Security through Coarse Cereals". The main attractions of the fair were technical sessions on important and contemporary issues in agriculture, such as climate change, soil health management, water conservation, organic farming, etc. 
  • The fair also showcased various innovations and technologies developed by IARI and other institutes for enhancing farm productivity and profitability. Hundreds of farmers visited the fair and bought seeds of improved varieties of crops.

Some of the innovations and technologies that were displayed at the fair are:
  • New varieties of crops that have been developed by IARI, such as Pusa Basmati 1718 (a high-yielding basmati rice variety), Pusa 1509 (a short-duration basmati rice variety), Pusa 1121 (a scented basmati rice variety), Pusa Mustard 32 (a high-oil mustard variety), etc.
  • Pusa Decomposer, a microbial solution that can decompose crop residues and stubble in situ and convert them into manure
  • Solar-powered Pusa-Farm Sun Fridge, a cold storage unit that can preserve fruits and vegetables for up to seven days
  • Pusa Complete Bio-Fertilizer, a unique liquid formulation that provides phosphorous, nitrogen, and potassium to crops
  • IARI Innovative Farmer Award and IARI Fellow Farmer Award, which recognize the contributions of farmers in generating and disseminating innovations in agriculture


Q.1 What was the theme of Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2023? 
a. Nutrition, Food and Environment Security through Coarse Cereals 
b. Climate Resilient Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods 
c. Doubling Farmers’ Income through Diversification and Value Addition 
d. Organic Farming for Health and Wellness

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