· Rajasthan seeks technology and investments to strengthen agri sector
· State tohold GRAM – a global agri-technology and business event in November 2016. Netherlands, Israel, Australia and Canada to be partner countries for this Mega event
Focusing on technological innovations and high-yield practices in Agriculture and Allied Sectors, the primary objective of GRAM 2016 is to ensure the economic empowerment of the farmers through accelerated yet sustainable growth in agriculture and to double farmer’s income by 2022. Farmers here would be taught various new techniques to be used which would help them earn more yields. For example they will be educated about the methods of drip irrigation which will help them to overcome drought like situations.
Rajasthan shall showcase investment opportunities in the sector involving products like pressure irrigation, solar pumps, custom hiring of farm machinery & implements, farm mechanisation, agro-processing etc. The international event – with representations from Netherlands, Israel, Australia and Canada – will be attended by over 40,000 farmers.
This event will feature an Exhibition showcasing strengths of the Rajasthan agricultural sector, Live demonstrations of latest agro technologies and equipments, B2B & B2G meetings with national and foreign partners, Conference on knowledge sharing and best agri practices and a networking session between the agri industry, academia and policy makers including Government officials. It will provide a common platform for bringing everyone involved in the full value chain of agricultural ecosystem – farmers, academicians, scientists, technologists, agribusiness companies and policy makers.
Rajasthan is a strong performer in agriculture with ten agro climatic zones. Government of Rajasthan has initiated enumerable policy changes in agriculture in recent past that relates to technological and infrastructural interventions for sustainable enhancement of farm productivity, reducing post harvest losses and promoting farm based industries.
GRAM will also offer a platform for companies and service providers to showcase their latest offerings and global best-practices in farming & allied activities to over 50,000 agriculturists from Rajasthan. Rajasthan is a strong performer in agriculture with ten agro climatic zones. Government of Rajasthan has initiated many policy changes in agriculture in recent past that relates to technological and infrastructural interventions for sustainable enhancement of farm productivity, reducing post harvest losses and promoting farm based industries. Investors from across the globe will be able to tap the scope and potential of doing business with over 40,000 farmers who are expected to attend this three-day meet.
GRAM 2016 – being organized in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – is an attempt to make the farm sector to move up the value chain, attract Agri businesses, processing, packaging industries in the Agri and allied sectors.
For building up the main event, FICCI jointly with the Government of Rajasthan organized a roadshow at Mumbai on 25 July 2016 at Hotel Taj Santacruz with the objective of sharing the benefits of being part of GRAM 2016. Minister of Agriculture Shri Prabhu Lal Saini presided over the event. Principal Secretary, Agriculture, Govt of Rajasthan, Ms. Neel Kamal Darbari said that the objective of the roadshow was to showcase investment opportunities in agribusiness & allied sectors in Rajasthan and position the State as a preferred investment destination. Further information at http://gramrajasthan.in/index.html or firstname.lastname@example.org