Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address the annual 'Krishi Unnati Mela' at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, IARI Pusa campus in the capital on March 17. He will address farmers, unveil a portal on organic farming and lay the foundation stone of 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras. The Prime Minister will also confer the “Krishi Karman” and “Deen Dayal Upadhya Krishi vigyan Protsahan” awards on this occasion.
Theme of the fair is doubling farmer’s income by 2022. 'Krishi Unnati Mela” is aimed at creating awareness about the latest technological developments in the agriculture and allied sectors among farmers.
Theme pavilions on doubling farmers income, live demonstrations on micro-irrigation, waste water utilisation, animal husbandry and fisheries are among the major attractions of the fair. Pavilions on seeds, fertilisers and pesticides will also be set up at the Mela.