GUWAHATI, Jan 7 � The Veterinary ground at Khanapara is all set to host the first Assam International Agri- Horti Show 2014 from tomorrow. On the eve of the much-anticipated event, different varieties of flowers and plants arranged in the stalls were providing a refreshing experience to everyone who stopped to have a glimpse of the arrangement. The four-day exhibition will showcase the progress of Assam in the cultivation sector and a wide variety of rice, oranges, pineapples, ginger, turmeric, banana, orchids and other flowers will be on display.
Around 324 stalls will highlight the success story of Assam with the participation of different self-help groups, nurseries, non-government organisations and developmental bodies working in the agriculture and horticulture sectors.
On the other hand, another 102 stalls will mainly highlight the products of national and international companies and organisations.
Agriculture Minister Nilamani Sen Deka, while addressing mediapersons today at the playground, said that the event will provide an opportunity to the farming community in the State to know about the technological developments made in the agriculture and horticulture sectors.
�We are expecting a footfall of minimum 5,000 farmers every day during the exhibition and we have taken some steps to bring them from different locations to the capital city,� said Deka, adding that this event will provide exposure to the farmers of the State.
The government budget for the show is to the tune of Rs 2 crore. Every evening will bring some exciting programmes for the citizens with Zubeen Garg and Debojit Saha confirming their participation to entertain the visitors.
A slice of rural Assam will also introduce the participants from outside the State and country to the way of living and traditions of Assam. A replica of a village has been completed at the ground with a thatched hut, a granary, a place of worship and a typical backyard.