Rajasthan CM Interacts with Farmers, Appreciates Organic Farming, Cultural Performers & Celebrity Animals


Vasundhara Raje, who unfortunately left early due to sickness yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed her field trip on the Second Day of GRAM 2016.

Met celebrity animals, viewed spectacular cultural performances, inspected novel agricultural machinery displayed at Smart Farms and signed major MoUs for investment. BJP CM Raje had a didactic but pleasant field day at GRAM 2016. With this, the CM intended to analyse the success of this event and to ensure smooth transmission of knowledge from paper to field.

Stalls and Farms were Thoroughly Inspected by Dignitaries

Rajasthan CM used this opportunity to closely monitor the farm proceedings at various levels. She visited stalls to get a first-hand experience of technology displayed at organic farms. After inspecting various models and machinery, she quenched her thirst for knowledge by questioning stall managers about their products. Thousands of farmers, who flocked in from neighbouring districts were excited to interact with the CM. It was a pleasure to see her getting photographs clicked with commoners present on spot.

She also made it a point to interact with farmers and agriculture experts. Farmers shared their experiences with her thanked her for this development. Other state leaders, MPs and minister accompanied her to organic farms.

Raje Was Fascinated by Captivating Performances by Celebrity Animals

Ten feet tall and 1500 kilo heavy black, Haryanvi ‘Murrah’ bull was the star showstopper of this event. CM expressed special interest in his upbringing and acquired information regarding his lifestyle from its owner Mr. Karamveer Singh. Her trip to ranch was followed by an outstanding performance put up by a pair of beautifully decorated camels, local dancers, dholis and herdsmen. Immaculate white ‘Malani’ horses performed a quick shimmy to the beats of Bhangra and the animal farm resounded with the clucking of MP’s tough, dark ‘Kadaknath’, an indigenously bred variety of chicken.



Major Highlights of the Entire Day

  • Opening discussion on ‘Role of Plasticulture in efficient use of water in Rajasthan’ by Mrs. Neelkamal Darbari, Principal Secretary and Agriculture.
  • ‘Per drop more Crop’, an inspiring afternoon lecture presented by Kamal Nanavaty, President, Reliance Industries Limited.
  • A special seminar on ‘Value Addition & Marketing Solutions for New Age Agriculture’ by ICRIER team.
  • Gorgeous performance by veteran dancer, actress and current BJP leader Hema Malini.

To wrap it up, the second day of GRAM 2016 is full of fun, festivities and facts on agriculture. The attendees as well as VVIPs thoroughly enjoyed the proceedings of the day. The successful events of the day have raised national standards for agriculture. GRAM 2016, being the biggest agriculture-oriented event of the country has surfaced as a role model for other states.


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