Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP), in association with other organisations, will organise “Krishi Utsav” at Parkala here on Saturday.
Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, Kudi Srinivas Bhat, president of the “Krishi Utsav” organising committee, said that nearly 10,000 farmers were expected to participate in the festival. The main objective of the festival was to provide farmers information on agriculture, horticulture and dairy farming.
There would be three seminars on “Opportunities and requirements of agricultural and horticultural crops”, “Dairy farming and agriculture”, and “Marketing, processing and value-addition of agricultural produce”. Experts would deliver lectures on “Role of mechanisation in agriculture and horticulture”, “Need for organic farming”, “Role of women in agriculture”, “Self-employment, dairy farming and animal husbandry”, “Role of milk federation in promotion of dairy farming”, “Middlemen and open market”, and “Processing and value addition in fisheries”. Exhibition of farm equipment, fruits, vegetables and decorative plants, and agricultural models, and cultural programmes would be held, he said.
K.M. Udupa, Managing Director of Bharatiya Vikas Trust, would inaugurate the festival. Lalaji Mendon, Kaup MLA, Pratapchandra Shetty, MLC, and Upendra Nayak, president of the zilla panchayat, would participate in the inaugural function, Mr. Bhat said. M. Manjunath Upadhyaya, Dayasheela, Duge Gowda, Balakrishna Shetty and Satyananda Nayak, members of the organising committee, were present.