The biggest ever national agricultural exposition, known as AGRIEXPO 77 is being organised by the Trade Fair Autho­rity of India at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, from November 13 to December 13, 1977.
             Agriculture is the largest and most widely dispersed industry of India, gene­rating employment opportunities for more than three-fourths of the country's popu­lation. The agricultural sector accounts for nearly 50 per cent of the national income and sustains a substantial portion of export trade of India.
             AGRIEXPO 77 is projecting the rural sector in the totality, showing all its facets and providing glimpses into its innermost recesses-also. The core .complex is cons­tituted by the displays arranged by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. Agricultural practices, research in agricul­tural sciences, fertilizer and other chemi­cals and improved varieties of seeds etc. are prominently featured here.
           Other participants include State Govern­ments, Central Ministries and Depart­ments, trade promotion bodies, firms and undertakings and four foreign countries - Afghanistan, Hungary, Japan and U.S.S.R.
           Among the major attractions of this Exposition are the Bullock Cart Square and the Rural India Complex.
            The Indian Posts and Telegraphs De­partment is happy to commemorate this national event by bringing out a postage stamp.

This list was prepared by Dr. Jinadatha

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