4-day Long Agro-Tech Fair Had more than 20,000 Farmers Visiting
4-day Long Agro-tech Fair of 2022 has attracted rural farmers batting for technology in agriculture
A crowd of more than 20,000 farmers went to the four-day-long 15th edition of CII Agro Tech India at Parade Ground, Sector 17. More than a number of 7,500 business queries valued at Rs. 117 crores were obtained at the Agro-tech Fair which was conducted on Monday.
Farmers who visited the 4-day Long Agro-tech Fair think such fairs should be organized yearly in areas that have focused on agriculture. Farmers from Punjab and Haryana think that the congestion and traffic restrictions in Chandigarh discourage farmers from visiting Agro-tech Fair and according to them if similar tech Fair programs are held in rural areas where agriculture has been adopted as the main profession, a wide range of people will be benefited. The key message from the valedictory session of the Agro-tech Fair was that farming was a tradition and passion for people in Punjab and Haryana. The power of research also requires it to be given due importance.
Many dealers, who displayed their products at Agro Tech 2022 at Parade Ground, Sector 17, reveals that the advance booking of products they received in cities like Ludhiana has been better than Chandigarh. Rohitash Singh, a farmer who owns five acres of land in Farrukhnagar, Gurugram, commented, “These programs are really very good for farmers irrespective of the size of their land. A farmer stays updated with technology and new farming techniques. Such tech Fair, even at a small scale, should also be held in rural areas where farmers can easily witness the upgraded techniques.” Farmers Sube Singh, Man Chand Saini, and Jile Singh from Gurugram also expressed similar views.
In his welcome address, Amit Thapar, chairman, CII Punjab State and president, Ganga Acrowools Ltd, mentioned, “The Government of India is working hard and taking a number of initiatives to give a major boost to agriculture through policy reforms as well as innovation and technological application at the grassroots level. CII is fulfilling the technology gap using science for developing a disruptive renaissance in farming. The main motto of Agro Tech India is to spread awareness about Central schemes. Recounting the highlights of the fair, Dr. P J Singh, vice-chairman, CII Punjab State, and CMD Tynor Orthotics Ltd, commented, “Spread over 16,000 square meters, we had seven concurrent fairs going on at the event. The start pavilion was a new addition. There were 258 exhibitors.
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