Coim­bat­ore farm­ing con­clave on June 15

The Hindu Business Line - - NEWS -

The third edi­tion of Uzhave Tha­lai, an agri­cul­ture con­clave, is sched­uled here on June 15.

The one-day con­clave, mooted by the In­dian Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try, Coim­bat­ore (ICCIC), aims to de­mys­tify agri­cul­tural sci­ence, said N Manisun­dar, an or­ganic agri­cul­tur­ist.

Manisun­dar is the men­tor, ad­viser and co-or­di­na­tor of the event.

V Lak­sh­mi­narayanasa­my, Pres­i­dent, ICCIC, said that the Cham­ber ini­ti­ated this event to at­tract new entrants to take up farm­ing, in a small but mean­ing­ful way.

At the maiden con­clave in 2017, the Cham­ber roped in 17 farm­ers to share their suc­cess sto­ries. “Many young­sters, who had arable land but had not prac­tised farm­ing, were en­thused and drawn to farm­ing. Since then, the num­ber of peo­ple prac­tis­ing or­ganic farm­ing has gone up, with many housewives tak­ing to roof-top kitchen gar­den and the like,” the ICCIC Pres­i­dent said.

At the sec­ond edi­tion of Uzhave Tha­lai, the fo­cus was more on wa­ter con­ser­va­tion and in­te­grated farm­ing prac­tices.

The event this year is ex­pected to fo­cus on soil health and or­ganic in­puts, re­silient and sus­tain­able farm de­sign and eco­nom­ics in farm­ing, and in­te­grated pest man­age­ment. The or­gan­is­ers are ex­pect­ing close to 350 farm­ers to at­tend the ses­sions this year.

G Si­vara­man, Sid­dha Prac­ti­tioner, Ar­o­gya Health­care Chen­nai is to be the Chief Guest.

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