The fair aims to provide exposure to the varied sectors of agriculture agro industries and the related fields, including engineering and manufacturing.
Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA) has embarked on a major three-day trade fair titled ‘Agro Tech-2016’ at Maharaja’s College Grounds from April 22 to 24.
Addressing mediapersons here on Wednesday, KASSIA President V K Dikshit said: “The objective of the fair is to showcase the developments in the field of agriculture and agro industry which have great potential. Agriculture plays a big role in shaping economic growth in the country and the state of Karnataka. Agriculture accounts for the livelihood of 50 percent of our country’s population.
“In spite of the great progress made in this area, the country remains agriculturally backward in terms of cultivation practices, storage, transportation and distribution of agricultural produce – as a result of which a large portion of the food grains and horticultural produce goes waste. This exhibition is organised to showcase current scenario in agricultural and agro industries as well as to expose the opportunities available in the field for immense development,” he said.
The focus of the fair will be on agriculture, animal husbandry, dairy and poultry, fisheries, food processing, horticulture and machinery related to industries, including the storage and transportation industries as well as the input industries coupled with recent advances in distribution.
Blurb: According to KASSIA President V K Dikshit, the three-day exhibition will have 250 exhibitors and is expected to be visited by numerous businessmen and members of public from around 20 districts in 5 states. The event will also be combined with workshops and seminars on various topics and chief minister Siddaramaiah is the chief patron of the event.
Convener of agro tech expo Sudhakar Shetty; KASSIA General Secretary K B Arasappa, Joint Secretary Rajagopal M G , Treasurer Bore Gowda and others were present.