Krishi Kumbh 2.0: 2 Lakh Farmers To Attend Farmers’ Festival In Lucknow in December
Around 2 lakh farmers from India and abroad will be participating in the Krishi Kumbh fair which will be organised in Lucknow in December. Farmers will be learning agricultural innovations and techniques from the experiences and experiments of fellow cultivators as well as agricultural scientists.
गाँव कनेक्शन 6 Oct 2023 11:36 AM GMT
Preparations are underway in Uttar Pradesh for Krishi Kumbh 2.0 — a gathering of farmers and experts from India and abroad — on the lines of trade fairs. The grand event will be held in December and is expected to have a footfall of as many as 2,00,000 cultivators.
“The primary goal of Krishi Kumbh 2.0 is to enhance technical awareness among the farmers of Uttar Pradesh. The event will introduce them to new agricultural technologies and innovations,” a press statement issued by the state government on October 5.
The first chapter of the Krishi Kumbh was held in the state capital in 2018. The event will be venued at the Indian Sugarcane Research Institute in Lucknow.
Reviewing the preparations for the event, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath instructed to invite esteemed national and international agricultural companies and organisations, agricultural universities, science centres and progressive farmers.
The press release stated that the event will witness the participation of farmers from various nations including Japan, Israel, Germany, and the United States of America.
During Krishi Kumbh 2.0, there will be discussions on topics of interest to the agrarian sector. These discussions will focus on challenges related to cow-based natural farming, climate change preparedness, encouragement for sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurship based on farmer producer organisations [FPOs], and cost reduction in farming. Also, efforts to increase the contribution of the agriculture sector in making the state a trillion dollar economy.
Moreover, the event will also involve demonstrations of drone farming, and exhibitions.
More than 1,00,000 farmers participated from various departments, and discussions were held on several topics in 14 sessions in a three day event.
Notably, over 300 companies and organisations also took part, and it generated revenue of around Rs 2 crore. Additionally, a national-level workshop on stubble management was conducted.