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50 thousand farmers to be covered under natural farming programme: Acharya Devvrat

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Shimla , 22 Jun 2019

Around fifty thousand farmers of the state would be covered under Subhash Palekar natural farming programme during this financial year  including 2500 farmers from Sirmaur district.Governor Acharya Devvrat stated this while addressing the farmers during a camp organised today  by the Agriculture department on Subhash Palekar natural farming at Bathaudhar in Rajgarh sub-division of Sirmaur district. He said that farmers  of the state are coming forward to adopt natural farming in a big way and till March, 2019 2669 farmers were engaged in this farming on 252  hectare of land. The training is being imparted to 206 farmers on this model of farming, who are doing natural farming on 552 bigha land.The  Governor informed that six-day long training camp is being organised on creating awareness amongst the farmers regarding Subhash Palekar  natural farming at Horticulture university, Nauni from 28 June to 3 July, 2019 wherein Subhash Palekar himself would provide information about  natural farming.Acharya Devvrat said that indigenous cow has important role in natural farming and the state government is providing Rs. 25,000  grant for purchasing indigenous cow. Besides, the target has been fixed to make Himachal Pradesh free of chemical farming by 2022.He said that  keeping in view the natural beauty of the Bathaudhar area, a meeting would be held with the tourism department to prepare a master for  developing the area for tourism activities by creating basic infrastructure.State BJP General Secretary Chander Mohan Thakur also spoke on the  occasion and thanked the Governor for taking initiative for promoting natural farming in the state.



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