IEP Chandigarh, September 13
The Governor of Gujarat, Sh. Acharya Devvrat said that the central and state governments are working to implement the schemes aimed at connecting the farmers of the country with natural farming. The need of the hour is to increase the interest of farmers towards natural farming. This will reduce the cost of the farmers and increase the income of the farmers from the first year itself.
Governor Acharya Devvrat was interacting with the mediapersons in the auditorium of Gurukul Kurukshetra on Tuesday
He said that on a large scale, a programme is being organized on September 15 & 16 in Gurukul Kurukshetra regarding natural farming. In this programme on September 15, Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Sh. Kailash Choudhary, Director General of ICA, Union Agriculture Secretary along with Vice Chancellors of various Agricultural Universities will participate in the programme. Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, Gujarat Chief Minister, Sh. Bhupendra Patel, Haryana Agriculture Minister, Sh. JP Dalal, Gujarat Agriculture Minister, Sh. Raghav Bhai Patel along with top officers of Agriculture Department of both the states will attend the programme at Gurukul Kurukshetra, at 10 am on September 16. On these two days, all the dignitaries will also observe the natural farming being done in 200 acres near village Kainthala of Gurukul Kurukshetra.
Sh. Devvrat said that through such programmes, people and farmers can be made aware of natural farming easily. Natural farming will improve the health of the earth and people will also be able to get good quality products. He said that the Central and State Governments are moving forward in the field of natural farming in the country. A natural agriculture training centre has been established here with the help of the government. In this training centre, along with training, practical knowledge is also being given to the farmers. During this training, the difference between natural and organic farming is also being explained in detail.
He said that today natural farming is the need of every living being. Keeping this subject in mind, work is being done to advance natural farming. With natural farming, 33 quintals of crop can be obtained in one acre and more yield can be obtained from the first year itself, but training is needed to adopt this technology. The indigenous cow will play an important role in this technology.