ICAR-Directorate of Groundnut Research, Junagadh participated in three days ‘Krishi Unnati Mela’ at IARI Campus, Pusa, New Delhi from March 19 to 21. The event was organized by Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare in association with Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi.Earlier, the programme was formally inaugurated by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, Government of India on March 19.
The 3 days show had participation from all national level agencies and state agri and allied departments in India, private companies. The show was organized with focus on agriculture advancements, Hi-tech technologies, protected cultivation, farm mechanization, fertigation and farming technologies, processed foods and post harvest technologies, cold storage.
The Directorate participated in the event and highlighted the various activities being carried out as per the mandates of the Institute. The focus technologies developed for the groundnut crop were displayed. Folders and other publications on production technologies, package of practices, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) were displayed and distributed during the programme. Quality planting material of major groundnut varieties propagated by the Directorate were displayed. More than 1000 people from different parts of the country visited the stall and interacted with scientists & technical staffs.