ICAR-IIHR participated in the Krishimela organized by University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bengaluru during November 16-19, 2017. It was an opportunity for ICAR-IIHR to showcase its farmer friendly technologies through live specimens, products, sale of inputs etc., in the exhibition. About 4.5 lakh farmers and other stakeholders visited ICAR-IIHR stall during the period.
The farmers who visited the ICAR-IIHR stall interacted with the scientists and technicians and acquainted about latest horticultural production technologies. A total number of 24 scientists and 19 technicians of ICAR-IIHR participated in the exhibition during 4-day mega event. The live specimens and materials of ICAR-IIHR including that of regional stations viz., CHES Chettalli, CHES Hirehalli and KVK Hirehalli, drawn attraction from the visitors. Apart from the scientists and technicians of main institute, the Programme Coordinator, IIHR-KVK Hirehalli Dr. N Loganandan and all the SMS from KVK also participated in the exhibition by selling the KVK products. ICAR-IIHR bagged once again the Best Stall Award during this Krishimela 2017 also. This is the 5th consecutive best stall award for IIHR in the UAS (B) Krishimela events. The whole programme was coordinated by Dr B Narayanaswamy, Principal Scientist, Social Sciences and Training.