President Ram Nath Kovind To Inaugurate CII Agro-Tech 2018 On Dec 1

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Chandigarh: President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the mega international agricultural fair, CII AgroTech 2018, in Chandigarh on December 1.

The premier biennial four-day agro-technology and business fair have been organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The fair will start from December 1 to 4 at Sector 17 Parade Ground, said Ajay CII Chairman S. Shriram.

The theme for this year, which happens to be the 13th edition of the fair, is “Technology in Agriculture: Increasing Farmer’s Income”.

The CII Agro-Tech 2018 exhibition will be spread over an area of 16,000 square metres with 110 exhibitors, which would include 103 domestic and seven international ones.

The four-day fair will also have 10 concurrent shows, including Good Earth Expo on agri-inputs and innovative farming techniques and food expo.

“A major highlight of the Fair will be an interaction of farmers from the northern states with exhibitors,” a spokesman said.

International conferences include agriculture diversification, a conference on the harvest for processing — integration with the global supply chain, innovators pitch, global dialogue on digital pathways in agriculture 2.0, a conference on stubble burning, a conference on enhancing the shelf life of commodities and workshop on entrepreneurs, the spokesman added.

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