Kurukshetra, March 6
Agriculture Minister JP Dalal said the state government has made efforts to boost natural farming in Haryana and plans to set up a department dedicated to it.
Speaking to Kurukshetra media on Sunday, he said: “The government is working with the aim of connecting farmers in every village in the state to natural farming. Work has been launched on the project to create a Department of Natural Agriculture. During the budget session, the government will try to obtain separate funds for natural agriculture.
“In today’s modern era, we practice agriculture rich in poison. This deteriorates not only public health, but also that of the soil, thus reducing farmers’ incomes. Two years ago, farmers were made aware of the situation and they were urged to adopt natural farming but the campaign could not be continued due to Covid. Now, after the pandemic is over, an agriculture workshop is being held to reconnect farmers to natural farming,” Dalal added.
Dalal further stated that at present, medicines and fertilizers are used indiscriminately in the fields to produce the crops which affects the health of the people and the agricultural products also do not get a price. fairly in local and international markets. “So, given the demand at the time, the government has decided to educate farmers about natural farming with an emphasis on the quality of agricultural products.”
“The government will first focus on setting up laboratories, product testing methods, certifying farmers practicing natural farming and opening training centers. An organic market will also be established in Gurugram,” the minister added.
AGRI A KU WORKSHOP TOMORROW
- A state-level agriculture workshop based on natural farming will be held in the auditorium of Kurukshetra University on March 8
- CM ML Khattar, Governor of Gujarat Acharya Devvrat, MPs, MPs, DCs, VCs from four universities, Heads of Agriculture, Horticulture and Livestock Departments as well as 1,200 progressive farmers will participate