Chandigarh, Mar 17 – Organic farming would be promoted in a big way during the second Agri Leadership Summit to be held at Surajkund in district Faridabad from March 18 to 20, 2017. As many as 14 stalls selling organic products would be set up at the venue.
Apart from this, visitors to the summit would be encouraged to carry out cashless transactions while buying products directly from the farmers.
This was disclosed by Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar, who held a meeting with senior officers of the Department and visited the venue to review the arrangements being made for the summit.
He said that exhibition would be inaugurated on March 19. As many as seven hangars comprising 389 stalls have been set up for live display of cattle, selling products and conducting seminars and other events.
Farmers would be imparted knowledge of techniques related to polyhouse farming, conservation of water, drip water irrigation and other innovations in the field.
He said that Union Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Rajnath Singh, and Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Mr. Radha Mohan Singh, would inaugurate the second three-day Agri Leadership Summit on March 18 at 11a.m. Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Pal, would be the Guest of Honour on the occasion. Haryana State Prabhari, BJP, Mr. Anil Jain, State BJP President, Mr. Subhash Barala, Deputy Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, Mrs. Santosh Yadav, Industries and Commerce Minister, Mr. Vipul Goel, Minister of State for Cooperation, Mr. Manish Kumar Grover, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Mrs. Seema Trikha, Chairperson, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board, Mrs. Krishna Gehlawat, and MLAs, Mr. Mool Chand Sharma and Mr. Tek Chand Sharma would also be present on this occasion.
Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, would be the chief guest during Kisan Sammelan on March 19, whereas Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Mr. Parshottam Rupala and Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan would be the Guests of Honour. Speaker, Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Mr. Kanwar Pal, Education Minister, Mr. Ram Bilas Sharma, Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar, Minister of State for Public Health Engineering, Dr. Banwari Lal, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Nayab Singh and Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, Mr. Shyam Singh Rana, Mr. Bakhshish Singh Virk and Dr. Kamal Gupta would be present on the occasion.
Haryana Governor, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, would honour progressive farmers and other prominent persons with outstanding contributions in agriculture on March 20. Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister, Mr. Ananth Kumar, Union Steel Minister, Mr. Birender Singh, Union Minister of State for Planning, Rao Inderjit Singh and Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Mr. S.S. Ahluwalia would be Guests of Honour. Haryana Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar, Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh, urban Local Bodies Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain, Transport Minister, Mr. Krishan Lal Panwar, Minister of State for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Mr. Karan Dev Kamboj, would also be present on this occasion.