While the Assam Agriculture University offered their specialties like muga silk (Rs 14,000 per kg) and bhut jolokia (hottest chillies in the world), Sher-e-Kashmir university of Agricultural sciences and technology had on display unique varieties of apples (firodus, shireen) and walnuts.
KVK Chittoor had a herbal products stall while KVK Jaipur had special liquid soaps. KVK Kaithal provided sumptuous pickles made of karnoda, amla, suhajna and bel murabba. “These items have been exclusively introduced for farmers by KVK Kaithal only,” said the representative.
KVK Bokaro had a whole range of food made from ragi like biscuits, cakes, chowmein and sewayya and demonstrated how a commonly found insect ‘lac’ on trees in Jharkhand is used by farmers in making bangles and handicrafts. While KVK Samastipur (Bihar) offered the most unique creation with slippers, hats, bags made of banana tree fibre.