This year Karnataka State is experiencing drought in many districts and the farmers are put through lot of hardship. To address this issue, the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad has been engaged in developing technologies for draught mitigating and developing varieties tolerant to draught. The next step taken is the Krishi Mela-2012 scheduled from 22nd to 25th September organized at main campus of UAS, Dharwad.
Some priority Areas of this fair are drought management, rainwater harvesting, agriclinic & agribusiness management, farm machineries, hi-tech farming, bio-fertilizers and organic farming.
As part of this fair, special emphasis was laid on imparting knowledge about draught management.
Apart from this, agriculture, farm machinery & organic farming exhibitions were also arranged.