Economy

Karnataka plans global farm meet in June

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on February 17, 2011

Mr B.S.Yeddyurappa   -  Business Line





After the successful global investors' meet in June 2010, the Karnataka Government is planning to organise a global agriculture meet in June this year.

Through this event, the government hopes to attract Rs 52,000 crore worth investment proposals in the agricultural sector, said Mr B.S. Yeddyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka, at an event to launch the K-Kisan project to computerise the department of agriculture, give away awards to farmers and also symbolically launch construction of the ‘Raitha samparka kendra building'.

Speaking at the event, the Chief Minister said that he would also present an exclusive agriculture budget on February 24, the first day of the budget session.

According to him, preparations wereunder way in consultation with experts and industry players to hold the event. He hoped that the event would give renewed direction to the agriculture sector, instil confidence in farmers and also discuss ways and means to reduce costs in undertaking farm activities.

Published on February 17, 2011

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