Sri Ramakrishna Kharif Kisan Mela was organised on 06th May 2017 at Village-Soba of Burmu Block under Ranchi District. The objectives of the mela was to disseminate latest technologies related to cultivation of Kharif crop like Paddy, Maize, Mung, Urad, Pigeon Pea etc and to create awareness about application of Bio-fertilizers like Azolla, green manuring (Dhencha and Sanhai), PSB, Rhizobium and azetobacter etc.
The mela was inaugurated by Smt Parvati Devi, Adhyakshya, Zilla Parisad in gracious presence of Swami Bhaveshananda, Secretary of this Ashrama, other members of Panchayati Raj institutions, Programme Coordinator and other scientists of Divyayan KVK. As the farmers were informed prior to this mela to bring their best produce for competition and as exhibits to encourage other farmers, so farmers had brought around 275 exhibits including crops, vegetables, fruits, birds, animals and handicrafts. In all 75 farmers (35 first + 35 second + 5 for handicraft) were awarded for their best produce. Sri Dhirju Mahto was awarded as the best farmer and Sri Sachinder Mahto was awarded as the best organic farmer. The mela was attended by around 1500 farmers.
A kisan gosthi was also organised on the occasion to create awareness about different technologies of agronomy, horticulture, plant protection, animal husbandry, fisheris etc.