PM Modi to Inaugurate Jaivik Kheti Portal for Farmers on March 17 at annual Krishi Unnati Mela 2018

Published Date - 16 March 2018 03:21:57 Updated Date - 16 March 2018 03:26:19

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address the annual 'Krishi Unnati Mela' at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, IARI Pusa campus in the capital on March 17. The Prime Minister will also confer the “Krishi Karman” and “Deen Dayal Upadhya Krishi vigyan Protsahan” awards on this occasion.

Theme of the fair is doubling farmer’s income by 2022. 'Krishi Unnati Mela” is aimed at creating awareness about the latest technological developments in the agriculture and allied sectors among farmers.

On the day, PM Modi will launch the `Jaivik Kheti’ (organic farming) portal and lay the foundation stone for 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras. Several hundred farmers will participate in the event, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told mediapersons here on Wednesday.

The objective of the mela is to create widespread awareness about the latest agricultural technological developments and receive feedback from the agricultural community, which helps in designing and shaping the Institute’s future research strategy. This mela is organised every year with a specific theme on a priority area of agricultural research and technology transfer.

Organic Farming is essential for the health of soil, ecosystems and people. Accordingly, farmers will get live demonstration and tips on integrated farming system, new crop growing technologies and protected cultivation.

Jaivik Kheti favors ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles as per local conditions and eliminates the use of inputs having adverse effects. PM Modi will lauch this Organic Farming Portal on 17 March 2018.

Jaivik Kheti Portal Launch Event / Krishi Unnati Mela 2018

In Krishi Unnati Mela 2018, farmers can get info. on micro-irrigation, water use technology, irrigation system, recycling process for waste water, bio-fertilizers. Moreover, farmers can gather information on equipments to be used, agro-chemicals and also can perform on the spot soil and water testing. For this, farmers will get a chance to interact with field experts and scientists in addition to innovative farmers.

PM Modi will address the farmers on 17 march and will then launch Jaivik Kheti Portal for farmers. PM will also inaugurate 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and Biennial National Conference on KVK. In addition, PM will also provide National Level Krishi Karman Awards and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Awards to progressive farmers and best performing states.

At the inaugural event, there will be around 600 stalls to enable farmers a direct access to latest technologies. Moreover, govt. will also set up seed selling counters to provide high quality seeds to farmers. The primary objective to launch Jaivik Kheti Portal is to double the farmers income by 2022.


Jaivik Kheti / Organic Farming

Jaivik Kheti focuses on crop and livestock production and prohibits the use of pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and growth hormones. Accordingly, this integrated farming scheme will ensure sustainability, increase in soil fertility and biological diversity. Hence, organic farming uses the natural substances while prohibiting synthetic substances.

This type of farming (kheti) focuses on use of organic fertilizers such as compost manure, green manure etc. Even, jaivik kheti emphasizes use of ancient techniques like crop rotation and companion planting. In addition to this organic farming also encourages biological methods for pest control, mixed cropping and also foster insect predators. Jaivik kheti is a combination of tradition, innovation and science.


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