ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru and ICAR-KVK, Hirehalli, Tumakuru jointly organised a programme of distribution of improved varieties of quality fruit samplings on the occasion of “World Environmental Day-2021" on 05.06.2021 at Byadanuru village of Pavagada taluk under Tribal Sub Programme (TSP) of the Institute. Schedule tribe beneficiary farmers were identified from two villages of Pavagada taluk, Tumakuru district. Mr. Prasanth J.M. Scientist (Horticulture) highlighted the importance of Environmental Day and explained about fruit crop varieties, method of planting and maintenance. Shri. S Shivaprasad, Member, Institute Management Committee (IMC) of ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru appreciated the efforts of Indian Institute of Horticultural Research for its innovative technologies and farmer friendly programmes. During the programme, more than 2000 quality planting materials of different varieties of Mangoes and Arka Kiran variety of Guava were distributed to beneficiary farmers. On this event, Mr Shivaprasad, planted mango and guava saplings at the premises of Primary school premises at Byadanuru village of Pavagada taluk. More than 70 tribal beneficiaries of Pavagada taluk attended the programme.