Taking the Indian agriculture to greater heights, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised its 12th edition of Agrotech and Business Fair at parade ground, Chandigarh. The fair commenced on November 19th, 2016 as a four day event hosted by states of Punjab and Haryana with partner states Gujrat and Madhya Pradesh along with partner country Israel.
With over 140 exhibitors from 6 different countries, Agrotech was aimed at providing farmers with better technology and state of the art equipment. The expected number of farmers was close to 1 lakh and the figure was well met and perhaps was even crossed.
The Agrotech fair was inaugurated by Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee along with the guest of honour Israel President, Mr Reuven Rivlin.
The president of Israel while talking about the bond between Israel and India told about the new Hindi word ‘Jugad’ that he had just easily learnt. He further said that “the State of Israel is jugad! And jugad is the way they think, the way they invent and the way they work.”
Exhibitors from across the globe made way for the Indian farmers who are learning modern techniques and implementing them in their own fields. Different school children from schools across Punjab did visit the fair to learn more about agriculture which made them fond of the field.
It not only exhibited farming implements, but food technology was on the cards too. Different dignitaries from various fields gathered to talk about the innovative methods that can be undertaken by the receptive farmer in India.
Sessions on food safety and food processing were also held to educate the producer as well as the consumer. The need was to educate both ends of the chain on what is good for the younger developing generation.
The fair ended on a high note with farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and even Himachal Pradesh gathering at the parade ground to learn more about the innovative methods at display.
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