Kisan Mela was organized in Forest Research Institute, Dehradun on 7th September 2022. The programme was organized by Extension Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun. The Director, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun Dr. Renu Singh, IFS gave the welcome address. She welcomed all the dignitaries present and gave a detailed outline of the programme. The Chief Guest for the programme was Shri A.S. Rawat,IFS Director General, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education who chaired the inaugural session and gave the inaugural address. The programme concluded by vote of thanks by Ms. Richa Misra, IFS Head, Extension Division, FRI.
After the inaugural session, the Chief Guest formally inaugurated the Mela cum Exhibition. The Kisan Mela showcased the technologies developed by different Division of the Institute. Silviculture and Forest Management Division, Chemistry and Bio-prospecting Division, National Forest Library & Information Centre, Genetics & Tree Improvement Division, Forest Products Division had put up stall in the venue. In addition, stall from Watershed Management, Directorate Indian Institute of Petroleum, K.V.K. Dhakrani, Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Indian Institute of Soil & Water Conservation put up stalls in the Mela. Stalls were also put up small entrepreneurs, SHG’s and organic farming based groups.