Hyderabad: Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu stressed on the need for sustainable agriculture and suggested that measures like crop diversification, educating farmers about modern methods be encouraged for profitable agriculture.
He was speaking after inaugurating a three-day meet, the second edition of Agrivision 2020, and Agritech South 2020 at the Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) Auditorium in Rajendranagar on Saturday.
Mr Naidu addressed a gathering of farmers, university officers, a large number of students, agriculture faculty and scientists present at the event.
Mr Naidu also stressed on the need to develop and encourage food processing and value addition for agricult-ure produce in a bigger way.
Among others present on the occasion were agriculture minister S. Niranjan Reddy, university Vice Chancellor Dr V. Praveen Rao, CII-Telangana Chairman D. Raju, Icrisat director-general Dr Peter Carberry, CII-Telangana agricultural panel convener G.V. Subbareddy and Agritech South chairman Anil Kumar V. Epur.