'Smart Farm' attracts farmers during gram-2016'

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14 Nov, 16 12:48
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'Smart Farm' attracts farmers during gram-2016' New Delhi: A 'Live walk-through model', displayed at the Smart Farm is attracting many farmers at the ongoing Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet 2016 being held in Sitapur-based Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center (JECC). Spread over 2,000 square meter area, this Smart farm exhibits finest agro technologies to the visitors. With huge LEDs displaying the Government's schemes and grants, the farm has been aesthetically designed. The farmers are also informed about the benefits of the 'Soil Health Card' and 'Soil Testing'. Another attraction of the Smart Farm is the 'Fruit garden' through which various irrigation techniques like mini sprinkler, sprinkler irrigation, drip irrigation and usage of solar pumps, among others. Apart from this inter cropping, green manuring, water conservation techniques and Mukhya Mantri Jal Swavlambhan Abhiyan have also been exhibited here. Various varieties of Date Palm, Olives, Guavas, Citrus fruits, Custard Apple, Pomegranate and Dragon Fruit have also been displayed to the visitors' delight. Similarly techniques of --unseasonable farming through Poly House, high quality production through Shade net house, water conservation and prevention of weed through plastic mulching are also been showcased in the Smart Farm. Avinash Nagda from Udaipur is sharing the information on the techniques of various types of mushroom production while Gajanand Agrawal of Disha Organic is sharing information on the usage of HDPI Worm bed for economical production of compost. 'Modern Agricultural Produce Market' is another interesting concept displayed in huge area of the Smart Farm. Also on display here is the Moisturizer Testing Machine for Chana and Mustard Oil of Merta City. The farmers in huge numbers are seen in this electronic trading portal under E-Nam seeking information. Also exhibited in this area are: Farmer Facilitation center, Grading, Sorting, Electronic Weighing Machine, Warehousing, Pack House, Cold Storage and Agro Industries.
The large booth dealing with various aspects of poultry is not only showcasing healthy egg products, but also various products required to maintain a good poultry. Various stalls are also showcasing fertilizers, organic manure, plasticulture an precision farming and solar pumps and solar powered agriculture implements.
There are various stalls that talk about the food processing and how the farmers with low investments can produce healthy farm products in packaged form. Big names like Reliance, Mahindra & Mahindra, Eicher, Shriram Fertiliser, Venky, John Deere India Pvt Ltd,TAFE, NCDEX, Richfield and a number of various nationally owned agriculture and food processing industries are all participating in GRAM.
All the state government's offices, dairies, boards and corporations are also participating in GRAM giving the state much needed awareness among the farmers. All the state agriculture universities are also participating.
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