Gangtok: 2-day National Conference on ‘Sustainable Agriculture, Farmer’s Welfare’ begins

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Gangtok, Jan. 17 (ANI): The two-day National Conference on “Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare” begins in Sikkim today where the matter of ‘organic farming’ will also be discussed.

The conference will be attended by state government representatives, scientists, academicians, bankers, experts and practitioners.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the conference on 18th January and he will be the chief guest at the plenary session of the conference. Union Agriculture Minister and several State Ministers for Agriculture will also be attending the conference.

Alongside the conference, a three day “Organic Farming Festival” is also being organized to give more impetus to Organic Farming. During his two day Sikkim visit Prime Minister will also be inaugurating a “Flower Show” on 18th January and A ‘Organic Products Exhibition” on 19th January.

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The two day National Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare will deliberate upon the challenges and identify initiatives to transform agriculture based on sustainable and efficient use of resources like soil and water, remunerative prices on farm produce, risk coverage and reduction of potential negative impact of climate change.

Both National Conference on sustainable agriculture and Sikkim Organic Festival will be inaugurated this morning at Gangtok. (ANI)

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