CHANDIGARH, MARCH 2
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU), Hisar will organise two-day Krishi Mela on March 13 and 14.
While stating this today, Director Extension Education and Convener of the Mela, Dr. J. S. Dhankhar said that different committees have been constituted to make arrangements for the success of the mela.
The Mela is organized every year and is a much cherished event for the farmers as thousands of farmers from Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and other adjoining states participate in the Mela, he added.
Dr. Dhankhar, said that an agro-industrial exhibition would be put up on this occasion where technologies of crop protection, crop production, horticulture, vegetable crops, agriculture engineering, veterinary science, home science and basic science would be displayed by the university departments, Government and Semi Government Departments. Besides, private organizations dealing with insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers, farm machinery and nursery would also participate and showcase technologies of utilitarian value to the farmers. He said a scientist-farmers meet would also be held on both days to give an opportunity to participating farmers, farm women and youths to have face-to-face interactions with the university scientists and seek solutions to various farm, animal and home related problems.
He said a seed sale counter would be set up at the Mela venue to facilitate farmers to purchase seed of improved varieties of kharif crops, vegetables and nursery of fruit trees. Besides, guided visits of the farmers to the experimental or demonstration sites on Research Farm of the university would be conducted to show them the latest varieties and techniques pertaining to kharif crops, medicinal plants, farm forestry, fruits and vegetables. He said soil, water and diseased plant testing facility would also be available to the farmers at Mela site.