Kisan Mela at Eternal University: Empowering Farmers with Technology
Agricultural research and development can improve the quantity and quality of farm products. Still, the real benefits will be felt once the farming community can access the developed technology. With this aim, a Kisan Mela is being organized at Eternal University on 12- 13 April 2023. This Kisan Mela will provide a platform for farmers […]
Agricultural research and development can improve the quantity and quality of farm products. Still, the real benefits will be felt once the farming community can access the developed technology. With this aim, a Kisan Mela is being organized at Eternal University on 12- 13 April 2023.
This Kisan Mela will provide a platform for farmers and agro-industrialists to exchange ideas and spread the most recent agricultural technology and advancements.
About the Organizers
Dr. Khem Singh Gill Akal College of Agriculture at Eternal University, Baru Sahib, carries out a lot of research work at experimental farms and laboratories, which need to reach the user end, i.e., the farming community. With the help of ‘Sikhs in Sewa of Humanity’, Eternal University is organizing the Kisan Mela 2023.
The Kisan Mela will be held at Eternal University, Baru Sahib. The event will showcase various extension agencies, such as Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) and Farm Advisory Service Scheme (FASS), working to disseminate the latest agricultural technology to farmers.
The Need to Have Such a Kisan Mela
Kisan Melas or agricultural fairs provide a platform for farmers to showcase their produce, learn about new farming techniques, and interact with experts in the field. It is an convenient platform for farmers to connect with buyers, suppliers, and other stakeholders in the industry.
Given the importance of agriculture in our lives, it is essential to have Kisan Melas regularly to provide farmers with the resources they need to grow their businesses and contribute to the overall development of the country
Objectives of Kisan Mela:
With special reference to agroecological situation in Himachal Pradesh, the Kisan Mela will focus on local and regional-based agrarian technology.
A solution to Farmers’ Queries
The main objective of the Kisan Mela is to provide farmers with a platform to get answers to all of their queries and seek expert advice.
The Kisan Mela will attempt to inspire farmers to adopt cutting-edge agricultural practices that can boost their output and profitability. The agro-industrial exhibits are a great way to promote and encourage farmers to use the most recent technologies.
Promoting Value-based agri-products:
The Kisan Mela will also attempt to encourage crop farmers to compete and promote value-based agri-products. It enables farmers to compete fairly and inspires them to grow premium commodities that sell for high prices.
Exciting Events and Activities at the Kisan Mela
The Kisan Mela will have several events and activities that will help farmers learn about the latest technology, including:
Seed sale at subsidized rates: The Kisan Mela will allow the farmers to acquire high-quality seeds at subsidized rates which will help them to improve their yields and increase their profitability.
Agro-industrial exhibition: The agro-industrial exhibition at the Kisan Mela will display the latest technology and agricultural tools. Farmers can learn about new farm machinery and methods during the event, which can help them become more productive.
Discovering the Antiquity of Agriculture: The famers will have an opportunity to visit to agri-farm and crop museum at Baru Sahib.
Food processing and agri-farm equipment demonstration feature the most up-to-date machinery and technology farmers can use to process their agricultural output. Farmers may benefit from this by having their products last longer and wasting less.
Promoting Organic farming/natural farming: The Eternal University Kisan Mela promoted organic farming, which produces healthier and sustainable products by reducing the use of chemicals and pesticides.
Grain storage and a cooling system for fruit and vegetable respiration: Grain Storage is also essential for farmers. The Kisan Mela will also provide how the farmers can store their produce for extended periods.
Question-answer session: It is essential to feature that farmers can get their queries solved on the spot by experts from various fields.
Participation in Self-help groups and Nehru Yuva Kendra:The Kisan Mela will provide a platform to the farmers interact and share their experiences with others as of Self Help Groups and Nehru Yuva Kendra are also participating in the Kisan Mela.
Attractive Features at the Kisan Mela
- Banks personnel will be available to solve the queries for loan applications.
- Stalls by various departments of Eternal University and the state department agriculture
- Produce competition of farmers through agri-products
- Transportation facility for the local farmers
- Meal for farmers and employees of departments
- Display of pesticides/insecticides by leading companies
- Farmers are provided with herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides at discounted prices.
- Honorarium to officials and field personnel
- Consolation gift to various participating departments.
- Dabur India will be graciously supporting the event and Vaisakhi celebrations, by distributing nutritional juices for all the participants. We are Thankful for their generous gesture.
The Eternal University Kisan Mela is an excellent platform for farmers to learn about the latest agriculture technologies and improve their abilities. The event will allow farmers to learn about the newest technologies, compete, and market value-based agricultural products. The Kisan Mela will ensure that agricultural technology is accessible and valuable to the farming community.
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