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Bagalkot to host Krishi Utsav from July 24

Staff Correspondent

The three-day event will be held on APMC premises


Over 6,000 farmers are expected to take part in the utsav

District has 13.89 tonnes of fertilizer in stock: Govind Karjol




awareness drive:District in-charge Minister Govind Karjol flagging

Bagalkot: Minister in-charge of Bagalkot Govind Karjol has said that a three-day Krishi Utsav will be held in the district from July 24.

The Government has decided to organise district-level Krishi Utsavs to make the agriculture sector more profitable by providing proper market facility and to create awareness among farmers about latest technologies, according to the Minister.

He was addressing presspersons after flagging off “Krishi Mahiti Ratha” on the Deputy Commissioner's office premises here on Saturday evening.

He said that in the run-up to the Krishi Utsav, the Krishi Mahiti Ratha would visit all taluks to disseminate information to farmers on horticulture crops, rainfall in the district, availability of seeds and fertilizers, and dairy farming.

During the utsav, which will be held on the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) premises, experts from different fields will deliver lectures and hold discussions with farmers on horticulture crops, methods of dairy farming and fishery.

Over 6,000 farmers are expected to take part in the utsav. Different government departments and private firms have agreed to put their stalls on the APMC premises during the utsav. Banks and financial institutions would also put up their stalls to create awareness among farmers about various loan schemes.

Kharif sowing

Mr. Karjol said that kharif sowing had gained momentum in all taluks of the district following good rainfall.

Rainfall

The average annual rainfall in the district is 565.73 mm. The district had received 165.65 mm rainfall till June-end this year, he said. The district received 21.72 mm rainfall in the first two weeks of July as against the average of 74.20 mm during this period.

The district requires 96.085 tonnes of fertilizer during the kharif season, of which 89.92 tonnes has been distributed to farmers.

The district had 13.89 tonnes of fertilizer in stock, he added.

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