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Krishi Kumbh 2018: PM Modi inaugurates farmers' conclave in Lucknow via video conferencing

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 26 Oct 2018, 04:02:15 PM
Krishi Kumbh 2018: PM Modi inaugurates farmers' conclave in Lucknow via video conferencing (Photo: BJP/Twitter)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the three-day Krishi Kumbh 2018 in Lucknow via video conferencing on Friday.

Israel and Japan are official partners of Krishi Kumbh 2018 that will continue for three days. While Japan would be represented by a deputy minister, Israel's ambassador to India Daniel Carmon would represent his country at this extravaganza. 

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Haryana and Jharkhand are the partner states for the mega farmers' conclave

Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh, senior officials of state and Central governments and other dignitaries would be present at the inaugural ceremony. The The Uttar Pradesh government is likely to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan for investments in the agricultural and allied sectors.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to preside over the closing ceremony on October 28.

This will enable farmers to have free electricity and in addition if need arises, electricity can be sold to power distribution companies. There was a time when the farmer was "Annadata" but today there is a possibility of becoming him an "energy donor". The campaign will change the life of the farmer: PM Modi

We are moving towards converting pumps running on electricity and diesel to a solar pump. The pumps running on electricity or diesel is running a broad campaign to replace with the solar energy. In the coming four years, 28 lakh farmers across the country have campaigned for solar pumps: PM narendra Modi

It is clear that we don't take the farmer head but it is our farmers who take the nation forward: PM

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First Published : 26 Oct 2018, 09:40:40 AM