International Trade Fair ‘Millets & Organics 2023’ takes place in Bengaluru

Calling farmers in large numbers to diversify their crops with millets

Millets & Organics 2023 – International Trade Fair kicked off in Thripuravasini, Bengaluru on 20th January, divided in multiple segments including exhibition, pavilion, B2B networking and much more.

The exhibition segment of the event was inaugurated by Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka. Followed by the inaugural ceremony, Pralhad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal & Mines, inaugurated the Karnataka Pavilion. Union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Kailash Choudhary also graced the event and inaugurated the B2B networking part.

The inauguration of the international conference was done by Sushri Shobha Karandlaje, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. In her address to the farmers and other participants, she called for cultivation of quality millets with optimal use of pesticides that can be taken to international platform which would help them in gaining competitive prices for their produce. 

Some of the key highlights from the fair included more than 250 stalls, millet and organic food court, buyer seller meets, international expo and conference, consumer connect, farmers workshop, cooking, drawing and quiz competitions, demonstration of millet recipes, among others. The key products on display during the fair were millets, organics and natural range, certified wild harvest produce, millet processing machinery, organic cereals and pulses, bio-degradable packaging, eco-friendly products, etc.

The fair concluded on 22nd January, 2023, where Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare lauded the efforts of Karnataka Government to increase the production and consumption of millets and termed the signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 201 crore as an important milestone.

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