The fair was inaugurated by the country’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, who urged farmers to adopt a “three pillars” support system to insulate themselves from crop losses by farming sustainably. The prime minister recommended growing timber on extra land while adopting animal husbandry and other activities. Modi also presented awards to the best performing states of 2014-2015 and visited exhibitions demonstrating the latest advancements in India’s agriculture sector.
CIMMYT Country Representative Etienne Duveiller and Meenakshi Chandiramani, CIMMYT-India office manager attend the fair. CIMMYT/R.S. Tripathi