Detailed Summary of Krishi Mahotsav Kota 24th & 25th Jan 2023

Published - 27 Jan 2023

Detailed Summary of Krishi Mahotsav Kota 24th & 25th Jan 2023

The two-day Krishi Mahotsav in Kota on 24th & 25th Jan 2023 has finally ended. The event was a huge success. Here’s a summary of the two-day event.

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Organisers of Krishi Mahotsav 2023

The event was a huge success. It was organised by:

  • Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
  • Government of India, in association with the Department of Agriculture of the Government of Rajasthan. 

In addition, the goal of this two-day Krishi Mahotsav was to promote and develop Kota’s agricultural sector and bring overall rural development.

Inaugural Ceremony - 24th Jan 2023

Following were the chief people who inaugurated the event with great zeal:

  • Shri Om Birla, Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha
  • Shri Lal Chand Kataria, Hon’ble Agriculture Minister of the Government of Rajasthan
  • Shri Udaylal Anjana, Minister of Cooperation of the Government of Rajasthan

As the day advanced, Om Birla, Lok Sabha Speaker, was seen driving a tractor to express its importance in farming. 

Post-Inaugural Ceremony on 24th Jan 2023

The past inaugural ceremony of Krushi Mela in Kota was completed, and all ministers took notice of all 75 agri-startups available with their stalls and product offering on Dusshera ground.

Participants of Krishi Mela in Kota

  • Senior officials from the central government and state government.
  • Indian agricultural research institutes. 
  • Over 35000 farmers and 75 agriculture start-ups
  • Employees from private agriculture institutions and extension workers.

Later in the day, Kailash Chaudhary, Union Minister & Lok Sabha Speaker, was seen flying drones from the stage to state the importance of adopting advanced farming technology. He talked to the farmers about the importance of drones in agriculture and how they can use them to spray pesticides and fertilisers.

Key Discussions During the Event

To meet the growth possibilities, honourable ministers shared some valuable information with farmers & agriculturists. 

Value Addition In farming is a Must - By Processing Production!

Om Birla said, "Farmers need to improve practices if they want to earn better. He further added that it’s high time to use the latest technologies to produce crops at a low cost. Moreover, farmers will have to add to their production by selling processed goods if they want to earn better.”

He said - countries Like the Netherlands & Mexico like Indian farm outputs. Moreover, he said during his visit to a country like Dubai, people there appreciated India’s Coriander. Also, Netherlands people like Bundi of Rajasthan.

Om Birla added that — “the growing production of millet would increase across the country, including Rajasthan. Moreover, the govt. is putting up a “Farmer Producer Organization” to support the processing & marketing of produced outputs. Through the “Agriculture Infrastructure Fund”, govt. aims to help farmers obtain farming equipment.

Lalchand Kataria, Rajasthan Minister, said — “ it’s high time for farmers to start including the latest farming technology if they want to cut down cost & increase margins. 

Moreover, Udai Lal Anjana Cooperative Minister, shared that we now have 800 msp centres, compared to 250 centres earlier. This is a great opportunity for farmers to increase their crop sales.

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Future Plans to Sustain Agriculture in Rajasthan

Ministers discussed various future plans during the Kisan Krushi Pradarshan. One of them was to increase storage capacity with the availability of more godowns. Funds of Rs 2000 crores are mobilised to the cooperative dept. for MSP centres or similar purchases. 

Over 35,000 farmers joined the event to enrich their knowledge and gain a better perspective on how they can increase farming yield. Agricultural universities, research institutes, and zonal agricultural centres are joining this two-day event.

Presenters at Krishi Mahotsav 2023

Almost 150 stalls were in place to provide updated information on agriculture practices, inputs and farming tractors. Furthermore, to display the importance of startups, 75 stalls of agri-startups made a presence at the Krushi Pradarshan 2023.

Indian Farmers Training Programmes

During this Krishi Mahotsav, there were enriching training programmes for 5,000 farmers on agriculture, organic farming, horticulture and animal husbandry. 

Various Central and State Government schemes were discussed to help farmers. In addition, private sector companies/institutions displayed agriculture inputs & commodities to help farmers seek best of the knowledge.

At Kisan Krushi Pradarshan in Kota, there was a special workshop around the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund to help farmers gain the best knowledge.

The takeaway from Kisan Mela 2023 in Kota:

  • Discussion and display of innovative agriculture practices and inputs that can help increase farming productivity & output.
  • Display of agri-technology like Drones to increase farming efficiency.
  • Training of farmers from industry and trained experts. On how they can adopt advanced agricultural production systems, new agricultural technology and the latest agricultural machinery like farming tractors and farming implements for profitable farming.

These events at the regional level help farmers attain the latest knowledge & techniques. With this, traditional agriculturists learn about sustainable farming practices that are capable of increasing their earning potential.

Why Krishi Mahotsav in Kota, Rajasthan?

The bigger purpose of this program was to train, inform & engage farmers and agri-businesses. To help them understand options for advanced agriculture technology & production systems, machinery or farm mechanisation solutions.

Closing Ceremony of Krishi Mahotsav 2023

The closing ceremony of Krishi Mahotsav 2023 was held on 25th Jan 2023, Wednesday. The following chief people ended the ceremony on a happy note:

  • Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
  • Shri Kailash Choudhary, Hon’ble Minister of State
  • Shri Lal Chand Kataria, State Agriculture Minister
  • Ms. Shobha Karandlaje, Hon’ble Minister of State

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