National Exhibition

17 - 21 February 2018

Banana Festival exhibition will showcase everything about banana. This will  provide first -hand information to the farmers and general public  about its multifaceted uses.

  • Over 200 Exhibitors from all over India

  • Stalls by Central and State Government Departments, Institutions and Universities

  • Stalls by NGOs, Self-help groups and farmer groups

  • Showcasing and display of traditional varieties of the banana and plantain from all over

  • India

  • Display of value added products from banana fruit, pseudo stem and leaves

  • Organic banana market, organic fertilizers and pesticides

  • Food Court Celebrating Local Cuisine and lots of Banana Cuisine


All over the country people grow a wide range of banana. But the pressure to produce nice-looking marketable varieties is having worrying affects on the diversity. The exhibition will highlight the importance of keeping diversity in banana crops by underlining the many uses of the different cultivators and  varieties.

Food source

The banana fruit is widely eaten raw, but many varieties are fried, roasted, juiced, dried or chipped to make healthy and affordable snacks. Variety of value added food products from not only banana fruit but also from by-products like peels, stalk and inflorescence will be exhibited.

Innovation & Research

Institutions and organizations from all over India who are working on new varieties with increased pest and disease resistance, the desirable qualities  and increased yields will be participating in this exhibition. Agro Biotech companies in production of tissue culture bananas and those with latest technologies for banana cultivation and processing will also be participating.

Versatile fibre

Banana fibre extracted from the stem is used in the production of ropes, clothes, wall hangings, baskets and hundreds of artistic endeavors. Banana leaves are also used to wrap anything and everything, especially food items. Companies, organizations, self help groups and NGOs working in this area will be exhibiting their products and technologies.

Small Farm, Big Ideas

Although banana is grown in large monocultures and appears in super markets all around the world, the majority of banana are grown in home steads and small gardens and form the backbone of food and income security of rural people in  India. The exhibition will showcase success stories of such small scale farmers identified from across the country.

Waste to Wealth

The exhibition will showcase technologies and products  made utilizing under utilized parts of banana such as peels, leaves, pseudostem, stalk and inflorescence in various food and non-food applications serving as thickening agents, coloring and flavor, alternative source for macro and micronutrients, neutraceuticals, livestock feed, natural fibres, sources of natural bioactive compounds , bio-fertilizers and a source of biogas.

Pick to pack

Suppliers, wholesalers and retailers of machinery and products for Harvesting, Packing, Packaging, Grading, and Gassing, Cold Chain Management and Storing banana will be participating in the exhibition.

Pest and disease

Growing concern about use of pesticides by banana growers and its impact on the environment and health, not to mention economic considerations have been driving efforts to reduce their use and adopt more sustainable crop protection practices. The exhibition will highlight the need for organic production, the range of organic fertilizers and plant protection inputs available.


  • Banana diversity of Kerala

  • Banana fibre – the next new sensation in textile industry


Celebrating Local Cuisine & Lots of Banana Cuisine


Theme based pavilions by college and school students. Awards will be given to best pavilions.


  • National & State Research Centres for Banana

  • National Agri-horti-food Technology Institutes

  • National Horticulture Organisations

  • Agricultural Universities

  • State Government Agencies, Institutes and Organisations

  • Krishi Vigyan Kendras

  • Agriculture and Horticulture Departments across India

  • NGOs and Self Help Groups

  • Nurseries and Gardens

  • Progressive Farmers

  • Banana Traders

  • Producers of value added products

  • Machinery manufacturers

  • Agro Biotech companies

Stalls are now available for booking.

Book a Stall

Stall charges

Stall Size Rate (Rs) *
Single Stall 3m x 3m 25,000/-
Mini Pavilion 3 Stalls 65,000/-
Pavilion 5 Stalls 1,00,000/-
Food Court 3m x 3m 15,000/-
Farmer's Market 3m x 3m 15,000/-

*18% GST extra