Awakening the farmers
Every year, during Krushi Mahotsav, the ‘Krushi Raths’ cover the entire state and visit each village in Gujarat. A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, horticulturists and agriculturists are present on each rath. The raths are a major vehicle for directly promoting scientific farming and improved agricultural practices to the individual farmers within their own villages. A mobile exhibition equipped with posters and pamphlets along with Region-specific panels on farming, a drip irrigation system, audio-video system to play dayras. The local folk-based evenings are organized where songs on the theme of farmers and agriculture are sung by the people and traditional artists. The dayros also served as a prelude to the arrival of the raths, to inform the communities about the event.