Bangalore: Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday said the state government would organise a global agriculture meet in June with an aim to attract investments worth Rs 520 billion in the sector.
Preparations to hold the event are already underway in consultation with experts and industry players. The event aims to give renewed direction to the agriculture sector and to instill confidence within farmers. Discussions will focus on reducing production costs, he said.
Yeddyurappa said he would present an exclusive agriculture budget, ahead of the general one, on the first day of the budget session, 24 February.
The chief minister made the announcements in a ceremony felicitating the “Krishi” and “Krishi Pandit” farmer award recipients.
Under the K-Kisan (Karnataka-Krishi Information Services and Networking) project, which Yeddyurappa inaugurated on Thursday, the agriculture department would blend ICT and agriculture for enhanced production.