- ‘Shri Anna Mahotsav’ will be held from October 27 to 29 on the initiative of CM Yogi
- Progressive farmers from six divisions will participate on the first day, fro five on second day and seven on last day
- 50 farmers, 10 technical employees and 10 FPO representatives will participate from each district
By Our Correspondent
Lucknow: The Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh is encouraging farmers as part of Millets Year celebrations and will honour the farmers working on Shri Anna (millets).
Before Krishi Kumbh 2.0, a three-day ‘Shri Anna Mahotsav’ and state-level millet workshop will take place at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Lucknow from October 27 to 29. The event will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Notably, farmers from six divisions will participate on the first day, from five divisions on the second day and seven divisions on the third day. Moreover, teachers and children of agricultural universities and two colleges will also participate in it.
50 progressive farmers from every district will participate
During the three-day festival, the Yogi government aims to acknowledge progressive farmers. Simultaneously, it will motivate other farmers to explore millet-based products.
The government will also create awareness about the production, consumption, marketing, export etc of millets through the festival.
The conference will feature the participation of 50 progressive farmers from each district within every division, as well as 10 representatives from farmer producer organizations and 10 technical assistants.
35 FPOs will be given certificates for seed money
At the state-level workshop, 35 FPOs will be given certificates for seed money. CM Yogi will provide Rs 4 lakh per unit to every FPO.
Additionally, government institutions establishing millets-based processing plants will receive grant money. Furthermore, 40 stalls showcasing Shree Anna’s products will be established.
There will be stalls of FPOs, participants and companies working on millets. Through this, people will also become aware of the benefits of millets.
Farmers from Lucknow and Gorakhpur will participate
Farmers hailing from all 18 divisions will join in the three-day ‘Anna Mahotsav’. The event’s schedule includes farmers from six divisions, including Lucknow, participating on the first day, while farmers from seven divisions, including Gorakhpur, will take part on the final day.
Date and participating group of farmers
October 27: Lucknow, Kanpur, Ayodhya, Basti, Azamgarh and Devipatan divisions.
October 28: Saharanpur, Meerut, Aligarh, Agra and Moradabad
October 29: Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Varanasi, Jhansi, Chitrakoot, Prayagraj and Mirzapur.