PM Modi visits Agri Startup Conclave and Exhibition Pavilion; asks about modern agricultural machinery


Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a tour of the Pavilion of Agri Startup Conclave and Exhibition in Delhi today. About 300 startups present their innovation related to precision farming and modern equipment in the exhibition. The startups explained the working mechanism and benefits of the equipment to Prime Minister Modi as he took stock of most of the stalls in the pavilion ahead of Prime Minister Kisan Samman Sammelan’s inauguration and the launch of Kisan Samruddhi Kendras at 600 o’clock.

The equipment and technologies showcased by these 300 startups include innovation related to precision farming, post-harvest and value-added solutions, allied farming, waste to wealth, smallholder mechanization, supply chain management, and Argi-Logistic. The exhibition will enable startups to interact with farmers, FPOs, agri-experts, companies, etc. Startups will also share their experience and interact with other stakeholders in technical sessions.

Prime Minister Modi today inaugurated the two-day event “PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022” at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi. The event brings together more than 13,500 farmers from across the country and approximately 1,500 Agri Startups. In two days, more than 1 crore farmers from various institutions are expected to attend the event virtually.

PM Modi also inaugurated 600 Pradan Mantri Kisan Samruddhi Kendras (PMKSK) today under the Ministry of Chemistry and Fertilizers. Under the scheme, fertilizer stores in the country are being converted into PMKSK in phases. PMKSK will serve a wide range of farmers’ needs and will provide agro-inputs (fertilizers, seeds, implements); testing facilities for soil, seeds, fertilizers; create awareness among farmers; provide information on various government schemes and ensure regular capacity building of retailers in block/district level outlets. More than 3.3 lakh fertilizer stores are planned to be converted into PMKSK.





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