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Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2020: Sustainable Development Goals and Gender Equality

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela 2020, conducted by the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute at the Mela Ground of ICAR organized an enlightening discussion on “Sustainable Development Goals and Gender Equality” which was held in the forenoon of the second day of farmer’s fair. The mela which was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Narendra Singh Tomar started on 1st March and will continue up to 3rd march. The mela witnessed a thousand attendees including farmers, professionals, Agri-industrialist, scholars across the nation. 

As per the report, the discussion session was chaired by Prof. R.B. Singh, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Central Agricultural University, Imphal and Prof. Shridhar Dwivedi, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, National Heart Institute, Delhi. Dr. A K Singh, Director, IARI welcomed all the dignitaries and speakers present on the dias. 

Dr. A.K. Tripathi, Director General, National Institute for Solar Energy highlighted the scope of solar energy in agriculture with special emphasis on solar water pumps, solar cold storage for fruits and vegetables, solar driers and solar-based dairy milk chilling system.

Dr. M.C. Sharma, Former Director, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly briefed the farmers about animal health and technological advancements in livestock farming.

Dr. Shelly Praveen, Head, Division of Biochemistry, IARI, New Delhi spoke about the role of millets in nutritional security and human health. Dr. Shridhar Dwivedi in his talk mentioned the importance of a healthy lifestyle for a healthy heart. He gave special emphasis on the preventive measures for maintaining better health of farmers.

Padma Shri Awardee Farmers

Padma Shri awardee farmers Sh. Sultan Singh from Karnal, Haryana also shared his experience in fish farming. He started with just Rs 500 investment and became a millionaire. Along with fish production, he also started breeding catfish and reared shrimp in adverse climatic conditions. He had also developed a recirculating aquaculture system to increase productivity.

Moreover, a second technical session during the afternoon of day two highlighted “Natural resource management for eco-friendly development” The session was chaired by Dr. A. K. Singh, Ex-vice chancellor, RVSKVV, Gwalior and Dr K Alagusundaram, ADG (Agricultural Engineering), ICAR, New Delhi.


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