Baramulla hosts Mega Kisaan Mela

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Baramulla (J-K) [India], May 6 (ANI): The 29 Rashtriya Rifles Camp, Hyderbeigh, Pattan, in collaboration with Department of Agriculture, District Baramulla on Saturday organised Mega Kisaan Mela cum Exhibition at Agriculture Extension office, Wagoora, Baramulla. The event was organised to facilitate farmers with latest technologies to increase their annual yield. The highlights of the event was a series of awareness lectures and 20 display stalls, providing a wide array of information on agriculture equipment and technology, sheep husbandry, beehive, mushroom, pot plants, sericulture, horticulture and animal husbandry (Including live animals with disease diagnostic kit) and various loan schemes available to farmers from the Jammu and Kashmir Bank. Apart from this, saplings of Widow and Popular trees and seed packets were also distributed free of cost to around 2000 farmers and villagers attending the event. The event was inaugurated by Chief Guest and Guest of Honor Major General A. K. Singh (GOC Kilo Force). After this, a series of lectures-cum-demonstrations were organised to inform farmers about advanced researches and development in the field of agriculture. The Soil Testing Lab Van from the horticulture and agriculture department further benefitted farmers in understanding the condition of the soil of their farms and the measures to increase fertility. (ANI)