THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Agriculture Minister K P Mohanan will inaugurate ‘Krishijalakam-2012, a two-day event organised by the Farmers’ Association of India, at Adhyapaka Bhavan in the city on Thursday.
The event will witness study classes and symposiums on numerous subjects related to agriculture. In a meet to be organised on the sidelines of the event, Ministers for agriculture from various states, legislative assembly members, officers in agriculture, animal husbandry and dairy development departments and office-bearers in the national, state and district-level will participate.
There will also be a get-together of youth, women, organic and dairy farmers at the event.
Following the inauguration, farmers will be honoured by Puducherry Agriculture Minister M Chandrakasu. On the day, there will be a class on ‘Modern agricultural methods’ to be led by Suresh Muthukulam, Assistant Director of the Agriculture Department.
A meet of women farmers in the afternoon will have Rosakutty Teacher, Chairperson of the State Women’s Commission, as chief guest. Following which, Suresh M, project officer of SHM, Thiruvananthapuram, will conduct classes on the topic, ‘Employment opportunities for women in agricultural sector.’
On Friday, there will be a meet of young farmers, to be followed by a class on the topic ‘Use and treatment of tuber crops’, to be led by P S Santhosh Mithra, scientist at the Central Tuber Crops Research Institute.
The concluding ceremony will be inaugurated by Umesh Katti, Agriculture Minister of Karnataka. K C Joseph, Dairy Development Minister, will be the chief guest.