Himachal Pradesh farmers to train counterparts in other states


Natural farming

Farmers in Himachal Pradesh, who have successfully practiced natural farming for the past 3 years and are fully comfortable with this non-chemical, inexpensive and climate-resistant method, will soon be dispatched as ” master trainers” to train farmers in other states. from the country.

Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat made the announcement during the Prakritik Kheti Utkrisht Kisan Sammelan organized by the Prakritik Kheti Khushhal Kisan Yojana (PK3Y).

Natural farming will be pushed in India, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

HP farmers will be trained as resource persons to train farmers from other states,” said Acharya Devvrat.

Devvrat requested that PK3Y officials design a course for master trainers so that they are familiar with the technique, preparation of agricultural inputs and can respond effectively to issues raised by others in the field.

He commended the Chief Minister, Minister of Agriculture and other officials involved in natural farming, especially Project Manager and Secretary of Agriculture Rakesh Kanwar and Executive Director of PK3Y, Professor Rajeshwar Chandel, who is now Vice Chancellor to Dr YS Parmar. University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, for their dedication to making natural farming a success.

“When I was governor here, I started a campaign for natural farming and motivated farmers.” 50,000 farmers were practicing natural farming when I left the state to become Governor of Gujarat. “Since then, more than 1.20 lakh farmers have adopted the technique,” he said.

Chemical farming, according to Devvrat, is responsible for 24% of climate change. He claimed that natural farming can conserve land, cows, the environment and water while increasing farmers’ incomes.

He suggested that the State Marketing Board and PK3Y work together to establish a stronger market platform for natural products from Himachal Pradesh.

According to Agriculture Minister Virender Kanwar, the hill state has small and marginal landowners, who use more pesticides to increase productivity. This has had a negative impact on soil quality and also has a negative impact on human health.

First Published: Jun 03, 2022, 02:09 IST


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