Rajasthan seeks technology, investments to strengthen agricultural sector

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JAIPUR: Highlighting the new regulations, grants and policies of the Rajasthan state in agriculture and allied sectors, the minister of Agriculture, Prabhu Lal Saini invited farmers/industrialists to partner with Rajasthan in agri and allied sectors. Talking on the sidelines of the “Gram 2016” Saini was speaking at a road show conducted in Mumbai. The forthcoming Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet-2016 or “GRAM 2016” would be held at Jaipur from November 9-11, 2016.

Focusing on technological innovations and high-yield practices in agriculture and allied sectors, the primary objective of GRAM 2016 is to ensure the economic empowerment of the farmers through accelerated yet sustainable growth in agriculture and to double farmer’s income by 2022. Farmers here would be taught various new techniques to be used which would help them earn more yields. Besides, they will be educated about the methods of drip irrigation which will help them to overcome drought like situations.

During the Agritech meet the state will showcase investment opportunities in the sector involving products like pressure irrigation, solar pumps, custom hiring of farm machinery & implements, farm mechanization, agro-processing etc. The international event with representations from Netherlands, Israel, Australia and Canada will be attended by over 40,000 farmers.

This event will also feature an exhibition showcasing strengths of the Rajasthan agricultural sector, live demonstrations of latest agro technologies and equipments, B2B & B2G meetings with national and foreign partners, conference on knowledge sharing and best agri practices and a networking session between the agri industry, academia and policy makers including government officials. It will provide a common platform for bringing everyone involved in the full value chain of agricultural ecosystem – farmers, academicians, scientists, technologists, agribusiness companies and policy makers.