Bengaluru's Krishi Mela Showcases Agricultural Advancements, Draws 1.31 Lakh Visitors
Bengaluru's Krishi Mela attracted 1.31 lakh visitors on day one, spotlighting advanced agricultural tech like a solar-powered nipping machine. With 625 stalls, the event celebrated innovations, honored farmers, and launched the Dhartimitra app for soil health.
In Bengaluru, the Krishi Mela showcased cutting-edge agricultural tech, drawing 1.31 lakh visitors on its first day, who eagerly explored the 625 stalls showcasing a vast array of agricultural products and advancements held at the GKVK campus in Yelahanka.
The event featured innovations like a solar-powered nipping machine and a weedicide spray nozzle. A 'krushi pandit' named Sharanbasappa P Patil from Gulbarga has devised a remarkable nipping machine that can efficiently prune the branches of crops spread over an acre in a matter of hours, a task that would typically require four to five laborers working for a day.
The University of Agricultural Sciences presented local innovations and drought-resistant crops, awarding progressive farmers and researchers for their contribution. The university also launched the Dhartimitra app, aiding farmers in testing soil health. They took the opportunity to showcase their locally developed technological innovations while also promoting millet-based products.
In total, 32 innovations were unveiled, encompassing two agricultural engineering tools and 15 crop protection methods, were introduced making the Krishi Mela a hub for agricultural advancements and a platform for recognizing outstanding farmers.
Five progressive farmers and a researcher from across the state were honored at the inaugural event for their outstanding contributions to agriculture and horticulture. In addition to these notable developments, the university unveiled five new crop varieties, including one each of a hybrid sunflower, ragi, little millet, proso millet, and jackfruit.
The Krishi Mela offered a captivating blend of exhibits and activities, including a Millet's Expo showcasing a wide variety of millet-based products, ornamental sunflowers and exotic vegetables, cutting-edge technology and farming equipment, food products and medicines for animals, a DIY cake decoration and pizza-making stall, and live demonstrations of university-developed technological tools.
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