• The country's biggest farmers' event, the National Krishi Mela organised by the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.
  • The five-day event, in which about 10 lakh farmers are expected to participate
  • Though the Krishi Mela is organised every year, this is the first time the event is being held on a national scale.
  • The participation of all nationalised banks along with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has added a new dimension to the mela as they are set to create awareness among farmers on loan facilities available under various farm projects.
  • As many as 236 innovative farmers will be honoured during the mela.