Bengaluru: The four-day Krishi Mela, which seeks to disseminate information to farmers through field visits and launch of new varieties, will begin on Thursday at Gandhi Krishi Vijnan Kendra here.
The event, organized by University of Agricultural Sciences - Bengaluru (UAS-B), will feature around 700 stalls showcasing farm produce, technologies and techniques.
Announcing the details on Tuesday, H. Shivanna, Vice-Chancellor, UAS-B, said they were expecting a turnout of about 12 lakh for the show, which would be inaugurated by Governor Vajubhai Vala while Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is scheduled to participate in the valedictory session.
Shivanna added that five State-level awards for farmers would be given along with ten best farmers awards for men and women each, from ten districts under the UAS-B jurisdiction.
A total of 59 best young farm women and 59 best young farmers from 59 taluks would receive taluk-level awards, he added.
The main attraction of the exhibition would be agricultural engineering and animal husbandry. Several local and foreign sheep, goat and poultry breeds will be exhibited along with cows, rabbits and pigs. Solutions to farming troubles will be offered by experts.
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