Assam International Agri-Horticultural Show from April 3

Assam International Agri-Horticultural Show from April 3

Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI: Assam Agriculture Minister Atul Bora on Monday announced that the ‘6th Assam International Agri-Horticulture show 2020’ will be held from April 3 to 6 at the Veterinary College Ground in Khanapara.

The Agri-Horti Show will be organized by the Department of Agriculture in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI).

Bora stated that the event will offer more than 350 stalls. Around 200 self help group engaged in the agricultural sector will set up their stalls along with 60 national level companies and 40 international companies. Bora further said that the department is hoping to witness the presence of around 2.50 to 3 lakh people.

Besides all the states of the northeast, the other states pioneering in the agricultural sector including Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat are expected to participate in the show.

Bora added, “The department is focusing to ensure the participation of foreign countries in the Agri-Horti Show. However, FICCI has informed that the participation might be interrupted due to the Coronavirus.”

Prior to the publicity campaign, Bora released a Departmental news magazine and short documentary film on the effectiveness of different projects and schemes taken by the department. He said that the initiatives have been taken to conduct a ‘Buyer-Seller meet’ so as to make it easier for an interaction between the agri- entrepreneurs, companies and buyers. “Besides organizing different workshops and training programmes for the farmers, another initiative named Assam Pavilion is also being taken to reflect the current scenario of agriculture and horticulture of the state.” He added.

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