Bhubaneswar, Jan 8: The Odisha government is all set to organise “Krushi Odisha 2024” in Bhubaneswar to showcase the state’s potential for investment in agriculture and allied sectors with the women's active participation.
It will be held at Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar from January 12 to 14 with the theme Celebrting Women in Agriculture.
Speaking on the program on Monday, Ranendra Pratap Swain, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment & Fisheries said the event aims at recognising the contribution of women in agriculture and allied sectors. Besides, it would offer a platform for interface and linkage among women farmers, SHGs, women agri-entrepreneurs, market players, service providers. It will also enable them to showcase best products and practices of women farmers.
Arbinda Kumar Padhee, Principal Secretary, Ag &FE, Prem Chandra Chaudhary, Director, Agriculture and Food Production also spoke on the blueprint of the farmers' promotion program.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will attend the inaugural ceremony of the 3-day programme where the government will expose the potential of investment opportunities in agriculture, horticulture, food processing, fisheries and animal husbandry sectors.
Around 5,000 farm women, 2,000 women SHGs, agri-entrepreneurs from different corners of the state will participate in the event and successful women farmers & SHGs will be felicitated.
There will be 17 technical sessions in coordination with different government departments, Central government, ICAR institutes, CGIAR institutes, NGOs along with farmer-scientist interactions, seminars, farmer facilitation centre, experience learning centre, display of farm machineries, exhibition stalls on farm produce, felicitation of awardees for women farmers and women SHGs.
Among others, Rohit Kumar Lenka, Director, Horticulture and representative of FICCI were present during the media briefing.