Governor appeals farmers to adopt zero budgets natural farming

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By:Himvani

Himachal Pradesh Governor Mr. Acharya Devvrat participated in the discussions on the second day of the four-day long State-level Farmer Training Camp on Organic Agriculture and Zero Budget Natural Farming organised by Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Forestry and Horticulture at Nauni in Solan District.

Addressing the gathering, the Governor appealed the farmers to adopt Zero Budget Natural Farming for increasing the production in their farms besides preferring Indian cow breeds. He said that agriculture and animal husbandry are backbones of the economy and the development of any country depended upon the growth and prosperity of farming community.

Mr. Acharya Devvrat urged the farmers to participate in the camp in large numbers as it was organized with the purpose of generating awareness about traditional and organic farming.

He said that organic farming is healthy and conducive for environment. He added that organic produce could also fetch remunerative prices to farmers in the market thereby strengthening their income.  He also stressed upon educating the farmers about the harmful effects of chemical fertilizers and adopting traditional and organic farming.

The Governor also visited the museum and appreciated the horticulture and forestry products exhibited there. Dr. Subhash Palekar, an Eminent Scientist and Resource Person spoke on various aspects of Zero Budget Natural Farming.