Beejotsav displays organic and poison-free products

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Apr 2018 09:17:39


 

Staff Reporter,

GM cotton is spreading skin diseases and disturbing the economy as well as health of farmers and their families, said Dr Amitabh Pawade on Friday. Dr Pawade was addressing at the inauguration of ‘Beejotsav’ exhibition cum sale of organic grains, food products and other items at Mure Memorial Lawn. GM Cotton was introduced as a better economical alternative for farmers long ago. But instead of producing positive results, farmers are facing lot of problems due to GM Cotton. Now farmers are switching over to indigenous seeds which are not available at Krishi Sewa Kendras, he added.

Beejotsav, exhibition-cum-sale was started in noon with Beejai pujan.This year it has 65 stalls with variety of organic and eco-friendly sustainable products. Participants across the country from cities and states like Chennai, Orisa, Bangalore, Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and areas like Daryapur, Nanded, Nashik, Yavatmal District, Nagpur District, Pune etc. have displayed organic and poison-free products in the exhibition. Dr Shriniwas Khandewale spoke on Economics of Organic Farming.

Eco-friendly products and presence of Pastoral Community are major attractions. This year cultural programmes will be held in the evening for the first time. Sketchers like Ashwin Ramteke and Jitendra Makode will attract people who wish to sketch their portraits. Sandip Sarathi, Humayar Ali, Swaroop Bhatia and Vinod Vidrohi are the poets contributing in the increased feel-good factor. Kunal Dandekar and Vaibhavi Kolhe entertaining the visitors with their Guitars. Ritesh Yadav, Atharva Tapas and Shantanu Bhave are the original compositors who are presenting their own compositions.

The visitors will also enjoy organic or poison-free food items like Lakholi Dal Vade, Nachani Idaly, Mohful Bonda, Gud Jalebi and Suran Fry. The Ambadi Sharbat, Kairi Sharbat and Bel Sharbat gave a great relief in the summer of Nagpur. The dinner menu is as delicious as snacks items which included Mix Grain Roti, Kulatha Bhaji and Kodo Kheer. Beejotsav organizers appeal visitors to come and treat themselves to these items in next two days on April 7 and 8.