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Progressive horticulturists felicitated in the NHF 2019

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Shri. M. C. Managuli, Hon'ble Minister for Horticulture, Government of Karnataka felicitated the innovative farmers and progressive horticulturists, who adopted ICAR-IIHR technologies and got benefitted out of such adoption on the second day programme of the National Horticultural Fair on January 24, 2019. 

"Farmers are the backbone of the country and hence they should be educated about the improved production technologies of horticulture", said Shri. M.C. Managuli. He added that the horticulturists should be trained on 'how to get more income from less investment?'. Dr, M. R. Dinesh informed that ICAR-IIHR is organizing this fair to educate the farmers to practice horticulture in business mode. Dr CK Narayana, Chairman, PME Cell, ICAR-IIHR extended warm welcome to the gathering, while Dr TS Aghora, Organizing Secretary of the Fair proposed a formal vote of thanks.

There were release of high yielding cultivars of Gladiolus and Crossandra as well as publications such as technical bulletins, folders, Compact Discs (CDs), Directory, mobile app and journal pertaining to improved horticultural production technologies, which were released by Dr CP Iyer, Former Head of the Division, Division of Fruit Crops, ICAR-IIHR and Dr BMC Reddy, Former Vice-Chancellor, Dr YSR Horticultural University, Andhra Pradesh.

The second day of the programme was attended by more than 12,000 farmers, as there was  overwhelming response by the farming community towards the National Horticultural Fair 2019.