Uttar Pradesh highlights rich potential in agro industry

Uttar Pradesh Stall Food Expo 1 NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh has a lot of potential in agro industry that includes food processing, horticulture, fruit and vegetable production. Its richness in primary sector suitable reflected in the Food and Technology Expo that held at Pragati Maidan.

The state showcased benefits of various agricultural plans related to horticulture, floriculture, sericulture, irrigation plants, agriculture research, fisheries, animal husbandry, dairy development and many more. The state-sponsored schemes also got adequate attention from the visiting people. The projects launched by the State Agriculture Produce Marketing Board are promising to provide several benefits to the state farmers, as can access quick and appropriate information on mobile phones.

Likewise, the projects related to food processing and veterinary research got exquisite highlight in the show. The state has also displayed the models of food processing plants that are under construction. Its stall highlighted that agricultural technology being applied for the production of various cereals and variety of fruits like mango, banana and guava. Overall, it tried to depict a goody-goody picture of the condition of agro industry in the state in order to attract more investors as well as agro business stakeholders and farmers.


Jharkhand highlights rich potential in floriculture and vegetable farming

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NEW DELHI: The stall of Jharkhand reflected its richness in Floriculture and farming of medical plants in the three-days Food and Technology Expo at Pragati Maidan. The state gave an excellent overview of the work done by National Horticulture Mission.

Jharkhand is blessed with a suitable climatic conditions throughout the year that help in the growth of a variety of flowers and vegetables, as its maximum temperature hovers around 40 degree celsius in summer and minimum temperature goes down to 4 degree celcius in winter seasons. The state presented its success stories achieved in floriculture with special focus on plastic mulching and cultivation of rose, gerbera, gladiolus, carnation and marigold.

Apart from these, Jharkhand also exhibited its potential in farming of fruits and vegetables that include items like potato, pumpkin, tomato, green peas, cauliflower, brinjal, cabbage, chilli, guava, lemon, mango, banana, pomegranate, sugarcane and so on. In the area of medical plants cultivation, the state highlighted the importance of Bacopa Mounieri. This plant is used in manufacturing of ayurvedic as well as allopathic medicines.