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Udaipur June 30, 2023 | A two-day training program on natural farming for sustainable agriculture began today at the Research Directorate of Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur. Honorable Vice-Chancellor, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur Dr. Ajit Kumar Karnataka, while addressing the students on this occasion, told that the indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers and harmful pesticides and the single cropping system in the whole world is destroying the soil. “The effects of green agriculture techniques have not been sustainable due to loss of quality, decreasing level of biodiversity, deteriorating air quality and polluted environment. He told that excessive use of fertilizers is affecting human health, animal health and increasing cost and now it is clear from the scientific facts that there is no food security and nutritional security by exploiting more than the biological potential of the land and only by chemical techniques. can be obtained. He told that along with reducing dependence on market-based inputs, natural farming should be promoted while preserving biodiversity along with management of local resources, so that profitable insects like beekeeping can be promoted in agriculture. Dr. Karnataka discussed in detail about the four basic components of natural farming “Bijamrit, Jeevamrit, cover moisture protection” and biodiversity in the context of natural farming.

Dr. S. Of. Sharma, Assistant Director General (Human Resource Development), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, while addressing as a special guest, said that by promoting natural farming, agricultural production has increased. Durability can come. Natural farming is village-based integrated farming, pollution-free farming, so its demand is increasing among customers for healthy food.

In view of the increasing demand, natural farming is being promoted, which will also be helpful in increasing employment in the villages. He told that along with running the country in the course of agriculture, natural farming is the need of the hour to bring new techniques to the common man. There is a main challenge before the agricultural scientists of the country in the present times. Indigenous technical knowledge and experiences of farmers will also be shared in natural farming.

The special guest of the program, Dr. Chandreshwar Tiwari, former director of extension education, Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Uttarakhand Horticulture and Forestry University, Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, told that only by including nature and ecological factors in agriculture, the entire agricultural system can be “pure agriculture”. He said that natural farming is being promoted in the states under the Bharatiya Paramparagat Krishi Paddi Yojana. This will reduce cost as well as promote food-nutritional security. In order to provide security to the farming, it is necessary to include the components of natural farming in modern farming.Dr. Arvind Verma, Research Director while discussing about the needs and objective of the program said that to develop the latest techniques of natural farming.

Dr. Roshan Chaudhary, program co-coordinator while conducting the program told that during the two days training, lectures will be given by experts on natural farming.

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