In order to exploit vast agricultural potential in the state, Rajasthan state government will be organizing global agri technology meet in Jaipur.
Coined as GRAM 2016 (Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet-2016), the international event will be held from November 9 to 11, 2016.
While speaking on this, Rajasthan state agriculture minister, Prabhu Lal Saini said recently in Mumbai, that the state has immense potential in agriculture sector.
He also informed that four countries, namely, Netherlands, Israel, Australia and Canada are participating in the event.
Rajasthan shall showcase investment opportunities in the sector involving products like pressure irrigation, solar pumps, custom hiring of farm machinery & implements, farm mechanization, agro-processing etc, where over 40,000 farmers will attend, the minister adds.
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, Saini stressed.
This event will feature an Exhibition showcasing strengths of the Rajasthan agricultural sector, Live demonstrations of latest agro technologies and equipment, 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, the statement released by the state government said.
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, the statement adds.
The minister also pointed out that state government has initiated enumerable policy changes in agriculture in recent past that relates to technological and infrastructural interventions for sustainable enhancement of farm productivity, reducing post harvest losses and promoting farm based industries.
Rajasthan is a strong performer in agriculture with ten agro climatic zones.
GRAM 2016 – being organized in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) along with Rajasthan government.