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Three Day Triphal Diversity Show Inaugurated

  Bengaluru: The three-day Triphal diversity show was inaugurated at the ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hesaraghatta here. This event is planned to Showcase a diversity of about 300 mangoes, 100 Jackfruit and 100 Banana genotypes in collaboration with ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, from 31st May 2024 to 02nd June 2024. Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, DDG (Horticultural Sciences) ICAR-Headquarters, New Delhi, was the chief guest who inaugurated the fair and highlighted the importance of Mango, Jackfruit and Banana for the livelihoods of farmers, socio-economical status, nutritional importance of these fruits, and other multifaceted uses of the fruits. Diversity is a key factor in achieving many milestones of production and productivity in India.  While explaining climate change and its impact on the production of tropical fruits, Dr Singh elaborated on the export potential and necessity to develop and practice SOPs throughout the cycle of crop p

The National Horticulture Fair 2024 ends up with a grand success

Bengaluru, 07 March: The three days long National Horticulture Fair 2024 held at ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hesaraghatta, Bengaluru from 5th March 2024 concluded today with the gracious presence of Sushri Shobha Karandlaje, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India. Smt. Jiksy Raphael, DGM, NABARD, Smt. Rohini Sindhuri, IAS, Special Secretary, Food Processing & Harvest Technology, Govt. of Karnataka, Ramesh D.S. IAS, Director of Horticulture, Govt. of Karnataka, Dr V.B. Patel, ADG (Fruits &Plantation Crops), ICAR, New Delhi were the guests of honour for the valedictory program. Horticultural production surpasses food grains: Sushri Shobha Karandlaje in her address opined that the farmers are excited to see the fruit, vegetable, flower and medicinal crops/varieties demonstrated and wish to grow these crops/varieties in their own gardens. After independence, the country witnessed a transformation from food grain deficit t