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Odisha Investors’ Summit to display state’s potential in agricultural space

Statesman News Service | Bhubaneswar |

In an attempt to maximize Odisha’s “innate and in-built potential” in the agri space, encourage farmers to embrace mechanization, diversify crops and attract investments, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is teaming up with the Department of Agriculture, Government of Odisha, to organize Krushi Odisha 2018 and Odisha Investors’ Summit – Opportunities in Agriculture and Sea Food Processing Sector here on Tuesday.

Chief Minister, Mr Naveen Patnaik, will open a four-day exhibition spread over 250,000 square feet where about 170 leading farm equipment makers and companies engaged in agriculture and allied sectors such as the Mahindras, Tata Agrico, Paradeep Phosphates, Kirloskar Brothers, and also Government agencies like IFFCO, APICOL, APEDA, etc., will demonstrate and explain why the new-generation farmers in Odisha need to use latest post-harvest technologies and integrated farming methods to boost productivity, from 6-9 March 2018.

“The stage is set and preparations are in full swing,” Mr Pradipta Mohanty, Convener, CII Odisha State Panel on Agriculture and Food Processing, said in a statement. The inauguration of the mega exhibition will be preceded by Odisha Investors’ Summit – Opportunities in Agriculture and Sea Food Processing Sector.

The other highlights are B2B & B2G meetings which will not only to showcase a wide range of farm and horticulture machineries and equipment, but also to facilitate investment opportunities, said Mr Mohanty.

“One of the most important highlights of the conference and exhibition is Krushak Pathshala, an interactive tutorial for farmers on the modern methods of farming,” he added.