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Himachal Pradesh farmers will train their counterparts in other states for natural farming

by Shailee Mishra

Date & Time: Jun 04, 2022 9:00 AM

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Farmers in Himachal Pradesh who have successfully practised natural farming for the past three years and are fully proficient in this non-chemical, low-cost, and climate-resilient method will be sent as'master trainers' to train farmers in other parts of the country.

The announcement was made by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat at the Prakritik Kheti Utkrisht Kisan Sammelan, which was organised by the Prakritik Kheti Khushhal Kisan Yojana (PK3Y).

Natural farming will be promoted in India

"According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, natural farming will be promoted in India.Farmers from HP will be trained to serve as resource people for farmers from other states "'Acharya Devvrat,' said Acharya Devvrat.

Devvrat requested that PK3Y officials create a course for master trainers so that they are well-versed in the technique, farm input preparation, and can effectively respond to issues raised by others in the field.

He praised the Chief Minister, the Agriculture Minister, and other officials involved in natural farming, particularly state Project Director and Secretary, Agriculture, Rakesh Kanwar, and PK3Y Executive Director Prof Rajeshwar Chandel, who is now Vice-Chancellor of the Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, for their commitment to making natural farming a success.

"When I was Governor of this state, I spearheaded a push for natural farming and encouraged farmers to participate." When I left the state to become Governor of Gujarat, 50,000 farmers were engaged in natural farming. "Over 1.20 lakh farmers have adopted this technique since then," he said.

Chemical farming is responsible for 24% of climate change

According to Devvrat, chemical farming is responsible for 24% of climate change. He claimed that natural farming could help farmers earn more money while conserving land, cows, the environment, and water.
He proposed that the State Marketing Board and the PK3Y work together to create a more robust market platform for Himachal Pradesh's natural products.

The hill state has marginal and small landholders, according to Agriculture Minister Virender Kanwar, who use more pesticides to boost productivity. This has had a negative impact on soil quality, as well as human health.

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