K'taka to have permanent agriculture exhibition centre: CM

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Bangalore, Nov 15 (UNI) Expressing concern over the plight of farmers, even after 60 years of Independence, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today promised to build a separate Exhibition centre for agriculture to keep abrest the farming community with the latest technological developments in agriculture.

Speaking after presenting 'Krishi Awards' to progressive farmers, at 'Krishimela', organised by the University of Agriculture Science (UAS), Bangalore, here, he said the State Government would consider the demand for a permanent centre for the exhibition.

Stating that he himself hailed from the farming community, Mr Yeddyurappa said he was aware of the problems faced by the farmers.

The Chief Minister regretted that despite several measures taken for the benefit of the farmers, their status continued to be grim.

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