Staff Reporter

Event organised as part of Krishna Mahotsav-2006 at Rajiv Gandhi Park

Municipal Administration Minister Koneru Ranga Rao, inaugurates the showPlants grown with organic products came as a special attractionThe show will remain open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow

VIJAYAWADA: Rajiv Gandhi Park turned into an attractive destination for garden lovers and horticulture enthusiasts on Friday, as the Government-sponsored Horticulture Show was thrown open to public in sync with the prestigious, three-day Krishna Mahotsav-2006.

Special attraction

Farm-fresh fruits, flowers, vegetables and all varieties of horticulture products lay spread at the stalls, beckoning scores of visitors, who thronged the venue. Plants that were grown with organic products came as a special attraction. Different varieties of mangoes put up at the APCOB Horticulture Show, organised by Agro Export Zone, offered an opportunity for the enthusiasts.

Municipal Administration Minister Koneru Ranga Rao, who inaugurated the show, went round the stalls and enquired about the varieties of horticulture products. Local MP Lagadapati Rajagopal, Mylavaram MLA Chanumolu Venkata Rao, district Collector Navin Mittal, Vijayawada-Guntur-Tenali-

Mangalagiri Urban Development Authority Chairman Malladi Vishnu and others were present.

Besides flower and vegetable shows, the venue had 30 stalls put up by the food processing industries and organic products firms. The participating companies included Priya Foods, KCP Sugars and Industries Limited, Cadbury Limited, K.Venkata Reddy & Sons, Nirmal Seeds Private Limited, Seminis Vegetable Seeds India Limited, Jyothirmayi Neem Products and Nilkamal Crates and Bins.

The show will remain open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.