Date: 5th August, 2018
Times Foundation organised 'Kisan Mela' for farmers in Pune District. The purpose of the programme was to provide a platform for the farmers to access knowledge on modern farming, information on different cash crop products etc.
Agricultural expert and Director, Department of Agriculture, Government of Maharashtra was invited to provide essential information on modern farming and basic precautions to protect crops from plant diseases, weeds, and other pests.
In the aforesaid program, social activists, community health workers and school teachers were honoured for their contribution to the society. Villagers were also encouraged to start 'Community Library for Children' so that their reading habits are developed. Different types of books and study materials will also be arranged for future uses in the Library.
The programme was concluded by distribution of basic farming tools among the needy farmers.