Biodiversity expo Bangalore features tribal culture and organic bazaar – Karntataka

The Hindu, BANGALORE, December 9, 2012

This is the first major expo being held in the country during the ongoing United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020, according to its organisers.

Even as public and private stakeholders start debating national and global concerns at the second Indian Biodiversity Congress in Bangalore on Sunday, a three-day exposition accompanying it will showcase them in their common, visible and practical hues: as food, medicine, vegetation, animals and almost everything else natural that our lifestyle affects. […]

This is the first major expo being held in the country during the ongoing United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020, according to its organisers.

One lakh visitors are expected to visit the show, which will have 10 special pavilions. One of them will be a testimony to the cultural wisdom of India in conserving biodiversity.

A 2,000-sq ft pavilion will present food, vessels, handicraft, song and dance of the tribal people. A ‘village market’ and an ‘organic bazaar’ will be a platform for farmers, organic growers, self-help groups and non-governmental organisations to sell their products.

Other pavilions will focus on India’s biodiversity heritage and status, medicinal plants, endangered and threatened species, including seeds, grains, vegetables, live cattle and birds; photographs, and conservation efforts.

At the students’ pavilion for selected schools and colleges, a prize awaits the best stall. […]

The Indian Biodiversity Expo and the Indian Biodiversity Congress 2012 are being jointly organised by the Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action, Thiruvananthapuram; Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions, Bangalore; and Navdanya, Delhi.

Source: The Hindu : Cities / Bangalore : Biodiversity expo has something for everyone
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