Watch: Narendra Modi addresses annual 'Krishi Unnati Mela'

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 17, 2018, 07:39 AM(IST)

Addressing a three-day Krishi Unnati Mela 2018 here, Modi also appealed to farmers not to burn crop residues so as to curb pollution. Photograph:( ANI )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the annual 'Krishi Unnati Mela' at Indian Agricultural Research Institute in the national capital on Saturday.

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While addressing farmers' Modi said, ''through the medium of this event I have got the opportunity to simultaneously interact with the two most important parts of new India, that is the farmers who provide food and the scientists who come up with the latest technology."

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Modi will also unveil a portal on organic farming after which he will lay the foundation stone of 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras.

He will also confer Krishi Karman' and 'Deen Dayal Upadhya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan' awards

The main objective of the fair is to create awareness about the latest technological developments in agriculture among farmers, and is based on a theme of doubling farmers' income by 2022.

Theme pavilions on doubling farmers income, live demonstrations on micro-irrigation, wastewater utilisation, animal husbandry and fisheries are among the major attractions of the fair.

Pavilions on seeds, fertilisers, and pesticides will also be set up at the fair.

(With inputs from ANI)

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