Fairs Current Affairs
The three-day annual Krishi Unnati Mela was held in New Delhi with focus on doubling farmers’ income. The objective of fair was to create awareness among farmers about latest agriculture-related technological developments. In it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation stone for 25 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and unveil a portal on organic farming. PM Modi also conferred Krishi Karman Award and Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhaya Krishi Vigyan Protsahan Puruskar to progressive farmers and states on the occasion.
The Krishi Mela this year will be significant owing to the interests of farmers and those involved in allied sectors. More than 900 stalls have been set up. The theme pavilions were on doubling of farmers income, organic farming, cooperatives, farm inputs to assist farmers with latest developments in farming technique and popularize dairy, animal husbandry, fisheries and horticulture.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Textiles, North Eastern council also had set up their stalls at mela.
The 44th edition of Indian Handicrafts and Gifts (IHGF)-Delhi Fair was held at India Expo Centre and Mart on outskirts of Delhi in Greater Noida. It was organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) and was inaugurated by Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani.
The five-day B2B IHGF Fair was biggest platform in National Capital Region (NCR) for promotion of handicrafts business. It will showcase nearly three thousand exhibitors under 14 product categories. More than 100 countries including US, UK, Russia, France, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan and Korea are participating in the fair.
IHGF Delhi Fair
IHGF is amongst Asia’s largest gifts & handicrafts fair, held biannually (Spring & Autumn edition). It is organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH). IHGF Autumn Fair has been hallmark for growth of the Indian handicrafts sector for over 23 years. EPCH is India’s premier export promotion organisation with 10000 member exporters. It is engaged in trade promotion of handicrafts exports from India.