Bikaner, Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Science (RAJUVAS), organized Agriculture and Animal Science fair in collaboration with ATMA and Agriculture Department Government of Rajasthan on 27th February, 2015. Dr. Jitendra Chauhan, Scientific advisor to Central Minister of Agriculture, Narayan Chopra, Mayor, Bikaner and Prof.(Col.)Dr. A.K. Gahlot, Vice-Chancellor RAJUVAS, Bikaner inaugurated the fair. More than 50 stalls of agriculture, horticulture and veterinary techniques were organized. Various institutes of ICAR like Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Central Institute on Arid Horticulture, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, National Research Centres on Camel and Equines also participated in the fair. Khadi Gramodyog, IIFCO, National Seeds Corporation also displayed their products in the fair. Fertilizers, seeds, Vermi compost, Pharmaceutical products by animal healthcare companies were displayed.
Huge number of farmers and animal owners visited the fair even the farmers from remote villages of the district and all over Rajasthan participated in the fair. They took keen interest in the veterinary, agriculture and horticulture techniques along with the various varieties of crops and fruits displayed. RAJUVAS animal show was centre of attraction as different breeds of animals particularly Rabbit, Japanese quail and Poultry (Aseel, Karaknath, Rhode Island Red etc.) were exhibited these were new to the animal owners. Animal products like eggs of emu, carpets, blankets, table mats made up of wool, hair were also displayed. A seminar for farmers was organized in which they directly interacted with veterinary and agriculture scientists and sorted out their problems. Competition of crops, fruits and elite animals was organized. Animals of indigenous and cross breeds Cow, Buffalo, Horse, Camel were judged under three categories (young, male and female). First, second and third prize winners were awarded a cash prize of 5000, 3000 and 2000 rupees respectively along with a certificate. Sheep and goat were awarded under two categories and first, second, third winners were awarded with a certificate and cash prize of 3000, 2000 and 1000 respectively. Shri Devi Singh Bhati, former irrigation minister was the chief guest of closing ceremony who distributed the prizes among winners.