CII Agro Tech fair to begin in city today

The biennial Agro Technology and Business fair, CII Agro Tech 2012, will start on Saturday at the Parade Ground, Sector 17.

With nine concurrent shows and over 175 exhibitors, including 45 from overseas, AgroTech 2012 will showcase the latest in the agri, farm and food processing sector. The fair will continue till December 4.

According to Hari S Bhartia, Chairman, Agro Tech 2012, "It is for the first time that various international farmers' delegations from other countries including Australia, Netherlands and Nepal are participating in the CII Agro Tech. In addition to these, around 30,000 farmers from Indian states like Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are expected to participate in the fair."

The fair comprises nine concurrent international shows including - farm services, technology, farm tech, farm expo, food tech, good earth, livestock expo, sugar tech and water and irrigation management.

The fair will formally be inaugurated on December 2 by the Punjab Chief Minister , Parkash Singh Badal, in the presence of Siraj Hussain, who is the Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Agriculture.

Pikender Pal Singh, Regional Director, CII Northern Region stated that Kisan Goshtees which help educate farmers on the latest techniques, processes, technologies and inputs and also help them link with corporates, is an important element of the show.

There will be four conferences on the topics - Future of Indian Agriculture - Sustaining Indian Agriculture, Post Harvest Infrastructure, Encouraging the Food Processing Sector and Opportunities and Challenges in the Dairy and Poultry Sector held at the fair.

HMT to unveil new tractor models

HMT will unveil 50 HP and 65 HP tractor models at the Agro Tech.

The 50 HP tractor model HMT 5022 RX OIB is equipped with oil-immersed disc brakes for longer durability and power steering with balanced cylinder for better maneuverability and cera-metallic heavy duty dual clutch for longer life.

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