Exhibition to be held at IISR, Chelavoor, from Thursday

The Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR) here is organising an agricultural technology exhibition on its campus at Chelavoor from February 16 to18.

The event, Krishi Jalakam 2012, will showcase various agricultural technologies developed by various centres of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the State agricultural universities for the benefit of the farming community, according to a release here on Monday.

More than 20 research institutes and governmental organisations, including the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI), Kasaragod; Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI), Thiruvananthapuram; Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi; Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), Kozhikode; Krishi Vijnan Kendra, Peruvannamuzhi; Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Kochi; Directorate of Areca nut and Spices Development (DASD), Kozhikode; Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM), Kozhikode; National Research Centre for Banana, Trichy; National Horticulture Research and Development Foundation (NHRDF); Milma, Kunnamangalam; Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council, Keralam (VFPCK); and the National Seeds Corporation, Palakkad, will put up stalls to exhibit various technologies and machineries developed by them.

Minister for Agriculture and Animal Husbandry K.P Mohanan will inaugurate the event at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

M.K. Raghavan, MP, will preside over the function. G. Sparjan Kumar, District Police Commissioner, and M. Tamil Selvan, Director, DASD, will be present.

The exhibition will be open to public and schoolchildren from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.