On October 27, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three-day long Krishi Kumbh 2018 in Lucknow through video conferencing. Krishi Kumbh is having: Haryana and Jharkhand as partner states and Japan and Israel as partner countries. Under this, the Government is providing 50 to 80 per cent discount on machineries to stop farmers from stubble burning. In addition to setting up of solar pumps in farms sectors across the country, Rice Research Centre will be set up in Varanasi. He also called upon agriculture scientists and experts to use this event to find technology-related solution so that farmers and environment both are benefited.