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Monthly                                                                                           Vol. 8  Issue 11         March 2018     ` 50/-

          FINE DIsplay oF Farm

          machINEry aND agrI

          procEssINg TEchNologIEs

           Focus on modern technologies to
           increase productivity

               griculture, with   emergence of horticulture   events have become India’s   home to major greenhouse   quick export of these   from around the country
               its allied sectors   as an important sector in   most prominent exhibition on   manufacturers and accessories   products.  participated in the Expo.
          Aincluding horticulture,   India, Media Today Group   agriculture, farm machinery &   suppliers. Pune, the venue,   Enjoying these   The professional spotlight
          is unquestionably the largest   organized the 4  Agrex India   agri processing technologies,   has become a major hub for   advantages, Pune   welcomed the visitors. The
          livelihood provider in   2018 and 10  International   horticulture products, farm   international breeders and   undoubtedly has been Media   exhibitors at the expo series
          India, more so in the vast   Horti Expo 2018 along with   machineries, processing &   planting material suppliers   Today Group’s prime choice   were Tata Motors, Synthetic
          rural areas. India’s growing   13  International Flora Expo   post harvest technologies.   and the ultra-modern tissue   for organizing the 10  edition   Packers Pvt. Ltd., Angel
          horticulture sector has entered   2018 that concluded on               culture labs for horticulture   of International Horti Expo   Solutions, Bio Blooms Agro
          into a revolutionary phase.   25  February at Hindustan   Locational Benefit  and floriculture industry.   and 13  International Flora   India Pvt. Ltd., Global Green
          Corporate farming, contract   Antibiotic Exhibition Ground   Greenhouse concept, an   Pune enjoys a locational   Expo along with 4  Agrex   Agri Nova, Rise n’ Shine
          farming and food retail boom   in Pune (Maharashtra).   integral part of horticulture,   advantage of being close   India 2018.  Biotech Pvt. Ltd., KF Bioplants
          have become the present day   The event series was   was first introduced in   to Mumbai, where India’s                Pvt. Ltd., Soex Flora, Florance
          buzzwords, and the entire   inaugurated by the Chief   India through Maharashtra.   biggest perishable cargo   Participation  Flora, Kimya Biotech Pvt. Ltd.,
          horticulture landscape is set to   Guest, Jackie Shroff, Famous   Since then, it has been   complex exists, and enables   Over 150 exhibitors   ...Continued on P4
          witness a big change.   Bollywood Actor and Plant
            Sustainable agriculture,   Lover. Abhigyan Prakash, Sr.
          in terms of food security,   Executive Director, NDTV       ...Continued on P7
          rural employment, and   expressed his magnanimous
          environmentally sustainable   appreciation that the
          technologies such as soil   exhibition was absolutely
          conservation, sustainable   surprising and stated that lot
          natural resource management   of research and development
          and biodiversity protection,   work is going on in the
          are essential for holistic rural   functional areas.
          development. The emphasis   The event made
          now is on diversifying   substantial contribution
          cultivation, by adopting   to the agriculture and its
          alternate methods of farming.   allied sector, Horticulture.
            The most crucial sector   It was very successful and
          in this regard is horticulture.   received words of praise
          Complementing the      from everyone. The series of

       Inside Stories

             Centre scraps duty on sugar to boost exports
             TAFE plans high-end farm implements unit
             in Telangana
             ICAR, agri universities prepare strategy for
             doubling farmers’ income
             ‘Secondary agriculture can enhance farm
             Banana Fest: Focus on genetic engineering,
             molecular breeding
             Will prepare plan on air cargo support to
             boost agri exports: Prabhu
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