After the grand success of Hortiindia 2012, Institute of Horticulture Technology organized a Horti-based mega event – Hortiindia 2013 on 16th-17thFebruary, 2013 on the theme “Innovative Production Systems in Horticulture” at Technology Park, Greater Noida. The event was organized by Organizing Committee of Institute of Horticulture Technology under the guidance of Padmashree Dr. K L Chadha, renowned horticulture scientist and Chairman of the institute.
Hortiindia 2013 was supported by Ministry of Agriculture and Food Processing, Govt. of India; Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers, Govt. of India; Ministry of Statistical & Programme Implementation, Govt. of India; Ministry of Urban Development and Akhil Bhartiya Gramin Vikas Sanstha, Greater Noida.
Hortiindia is the important Workshop-cum-Exhibition for Technology, Innovation and Motivation in Horticulture. Hortiindia is the horticultural trade show with the most innovations in the fields of Hi-Tech nursery growing, greenhouse technology, canopy management in fruit crops, production technology and post harvest management. All of this makes Hortiindia the main event for the government horticulture officials and professional growers of fresh vegetables, flowers and fruit plants. The workshops are farmer oriented and are supported by interactive lectures and field based trial demonstrations at the Institute’s horticulture Technology Park. Various horticulture professionals and state horticulture departments showcase their products and government schemes in different stalls in the Exhibition.
Several international experts from USA, Thailand, Netherlands, Japan and Israel shared their field experiences in horticulture with farmers and other visitors through interactive lectures and workshops. There was a provision of a Hindi translator for providing maximum benefit to the farmers and other professionals. Hortiindia forms a common platform for farmers, horticulture professionals, academicians, scientists, researchers, managers and policy makers to exchange their views and ideas on the theme for the benefit of all the takers.
The unique feature of this event was to provide a perfect blend of technology and practical training in hi-tech horticulture. It was a great opportunity for the horticulturists and progressive growers to have a practical hands-on training of different scientific practices. It also provides a platform to the growers and entrepreneurs to interact with eminent horticulturists of the country and from abroad. The expected dignitaries to grace this mega event are; Mrs. Deepa Dasmunshi Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Urban Development and Mr Tariq Anwar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Senior Bureaucrats from different Ministries & Departments GOI & States, Vice Chancellors and Director Horticulture from different states and union territories.
The emphasis was on the technology demonstration and Hands on Training based on:
Different agri input companies including Saveer Biotech Limited, Jain Irrigation, and other leading companies were exhibited their products. Farmers were able to have first hand information about the different agri inputs available in market with their source.