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Farmer fairs in Punjab, Ladakh display latest technology and techniques

Amritsar/Leh , Thu, 20 Oct 2011 ANI

Amritsar/Leh, Oct 20 (ANI): Farmers of Punjab and Ladakh got an opportunity to get to know about the latest technology and technique employed in farming to boost agricultural yield with the help of farmer's fairs organized under the aegis of the respective state administrations.


A large number of people thronged the farmers fair in Amritsar organised with an aim to display the latest machines and make the farmers aware about the new techniques that can be adopted in the field of agriculture.


The objective of these fairs was to help the farmers increase their farm output in Jammu Kashmir and Punjab.


Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar, Rajat Agarwal, at the inaugural function said that the fair was organised to educate the farmers about the latest developments that are taking place in the agriculture sector and ensure that the farmers are aware about them.


"The motive of this fair is to make farmers aware of the new technology and to guide them about increasing the production in the available resources. We want to teach the farmers about crop rotation and environment friendly practices, using proper amount of fertilizers and pesticides," said Agarwal.


"All such facilities have been made available at the fair to guide the farmers," he added.


Farmers said they got to know about the various schemes that were launched for the benefit of the farmers and how to get maximum output from their fields without exploiting the existing natural resources.


"We got to know about the latest farming techniques and many varieties of seeds are displayed here. But the government should take notice of the needs of the farmers and should provide more subsidies to poor farmers," said Sukhwinder Singh, a farmer.


Experts from several agro companies also briefed the farmers in the fair.


A similar fair named 'Vegetable Cum Fruit Exhibition 2011' was organised in Leh on Wednesday.


The event was hosted to provide a stage to farmers to showcase their agriculture yields and share information on how to augment agriculture produce.


State Agriculture Minister, Ghulam Hassan Mir, who inaugurated the exhibition, said there is a huge potential in the region to develop the agricultural sector.


"I want that in this exhibition the farmers share new farming techniques with each other. With this exhibition, the farmers also become aware of the fact that there is potential in the region to develop agriculture. I am aware and happy with the efforts taken by various agricultural departments in the area and the future of agriculture here is very safe and bright," said Mir.


Various allied organizations also participated in the exhibition to educate the farmers.(ANI)


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