A massive Krishi Mela has been organised at the GKVK Campus at the Agriculture University, Hebbal from Nov 16 to 19, reported Kannada Prabha.

Speaking at a press meet at the GKCK campus on Tuesday, vice-chancellor Dr Shivanna said the Mela will show case demonstrations of improved agriculture practices, modern agriculture technology, agriculture machines, animal husbandry, dairy farming, fishery, watershed management, climate extremities and agriculture, organic farming and marketing skills. There will be 700 stalls at the Mela, set up by State Agriculture Varsities, Indian Agriculture Parishat bodies, government departments and other organisations.

This time, agriculture engineering and animal husbandry are the main attractions. In 2015 around 10 lakh people had participated and this time over 13 lakhs are expected to participate. Entry is free for public. Vehicles have been arranged to carry visitors from the gate into the Mela.

There are 175 stalls in the agriculture engineering section. Mahendra, Jain Irrigation and such other companies are participating. Several state of the art implements will be available for the farmers.

In the animal husbandry section 65 stalls will be put up.  Dairy farming, sheep, goat, pig and rabbit farming will be show cased. Local breeds of sheep like Dekkani, Banduru, Kenguri and foreign breeds like Ryambule, Dorfer and Merino will be attractive. Several breeds of local goats will be on show. Kadaknath hen with black meat and black blood will be a special attraction.

Governor Vajubhai Vala will inaugurate the Mela on Nov 16 at 11 am. Agriculture Minister Krishna Byregowda and others will participate. Apart from exhibition there will be cultural programs to add colour to the Mela.