Mangaluru, June 26, 2015: A release states that a two-day jackfruit mela is set to be held at Krishi Vigyan Kendra at the College of Fisheries, Yekkur, June 27 and 28.
Many eatables from jackfruit will be on display. Value-added products of jackfruit, saplings, and varieties of jackfruit will be on sale. The mela would begin from 11 a.m. on Saturday. Srinath Dixit, regional project director, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Hebbal, Bengaluru, will release a handbook.
S.D. Sampath Samrajya, president, Krishik Samaj, Mangaluru will deliver the key-note address. Raviraj Shetty, Assistant Professor, College of Horticulture, Moodigere, would speak on future for jackfruit and opportunities for marketing at 2 p.m. Ravi Kumar, secretary, Halasu Belegarara Sangha, Toobugere, Doddaballapur, will speak on activities of jackfruit farmers’ associations. The demonstration of jackfruit food products will be held on Sunday in the forenoon. Farmers will be given information on jackfruit cultivation.