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Agriculture Education: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said in the annual conference of Vice Chancellors of Agricultural Universities and Directors of Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He called upon the scientists to work on natural farming.
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that modern agricultural education in the country (Agriculture Education), should be a farmer maker, whose syllabus should be prepared according to the present circumstances. The new generation should be attracted towards farming through agricultural education. Tomar said this on Wednesday in Delhi by the Vice Chancellors of State Agricultural Universities and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).ICAR) at the Annual Conference of Directors of the Institutes. He said that our agriculture sector is vast and multifaceted. It is conceivable that such a vast agricultural area (Farm SectorWhat would have happened if the government had not helped.
Tomar said that today our country is at number one or two in the world in most of the food grains production. Despite this, there is a need for radical changes in the agriculture sector. There are some in agriculture and allied sectors, which were not given due attention earlier, while these have contributed more to the country’s GDP. He said that we are almost equal or in a good position in our competition in the agriculture sector with the developing countries. But now we have to make the agriculture sector and along with it the country self-reliant. To meet the competition from developed countries.
Natural farming needs to be promoted
Tomar said that now India is not in a position to deserve someone’s mercy, but now we are standing in a position to compete strongly with developed countries. Tomar said that chemical fertilizers have adverse effects on agricultural land as well as on human body. Now the talk of organic as well as natural farming is going on in full swing. Taking an initiative in this regard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a mission to promote natural farming.
Scientists work for natural farming
The Agriculture Minister said that Prime Minister Modi wants our farmers to prosper and agriculture and the country to become self-reliant. For this, work is being done on several platforms simultaneously. In the context of natural farming, it is said that the cycle of creation keeps on rotating continuously. All the Vice Chancellors, directors and scientists should work wholeheartedly to promote natural farming. Calling for connecting retired officers and employees of ICAR for the progress of the agriculture sector, it was also suggested to call their conference.
Add Changes to Syllabus
Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Purushottam Rupala suggested the inclusion of many changes in agriculture in the syllabus. Said that ICAR should also work in relation to developing exportable aquaculture seeds. At the same time, efforts should be made to awaken the interest of the students to work in the field. Rupala said that the merger of farmers and students will bring a lot of change.
focus on pulses and oilseeds
Minister of State Kailash Choudhary said that agricultural universities and ICAR institutions have done a great job even during the Corona crisis. He emphasized on increasing the income of farmers while focusing on pulses-oilseeds mission. Choudhary emphasized on making agricultural research accessible to all farmers to benefit them and promoting vocational education in the new education policy.
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