Khodaldham Trust at Kagwad would be organising an agricultural exhibition called Agri Vision India in the third week of January, 2014. This announcement comes barely a week after the culmination of Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Summit which ended on September 10.
The exhibition will be held in an area spread over 250 bigha land and would get exhibitors not only from India but from abroad as well. Moreover, top political leaders like prime minister and chief minister would be invited at the exhibition which will house more than 550 stalls.
Naresh Patel, chairman of Khodaldham, said they are organising the exhibition for the first time on such a large scale because farmers in Gujarat are not getting enough information on use of technology. “We are expecting around 15 lakh visitors for the event between January 21 and January 24,” said Patel.
Organisers have also tied up with four agriculture universities in the state and are also looking for participation by experts from Israel and the Netherlands apart from 50-odd companies from across the country.
With a view to make ‘lab-to-land’ concept a reality, live demonstration and training would also be provided to the farmers during the exhibition. “Farmers in Saurashtra are still dependent on traditional ways of farming, so we want to make them aware about different technologies available,” said one of the members of the organising committee.