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Natural Farming: Siddharth Jaiswal, CEO, Department of Business and Planning Development, Birsa Agriculture University said that there is a long history of farming in our country. But in the last few decades, there has been a huge decline in the amount of nutrients in the vegetables produced in our country.
On the occasion of Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research- Indian Institute of Natural Resin and Gum and Krishi Vigyan Kendra launched a campaign to promote agriculture and farmers. A lecture-cum-workshop was organized for the officers, employees and farmers of the institute on this occasion. During this time fruits and vegetables (Vegetables) was discussed about the decline in nutrients. Apart from this, farmers were made aware to do Amrit agriculture. The farmers were told about Amrit Krishi and the benefits of doing it, as well as how the nutritional content of crops and vegetables can be regained through Amrit agriculture.
Addressing the program, Siddharth Jaiswal, CEO, Department of Business and Planning Development, Birsa Agriculture University said that agriculture has a long history in our country. But in the last few decades, there has been a huge decline in the amount of nutrients in the vegetables produced in our country. From 64 mg in 1914, it has come down to just 2.5 mg according to 1992 figures. While the amount of harmful substances for our health has increased.
Amrit Jal is an effective way
Emphasizing on the widespread adoption of Amrut cultivation, he said that small insects and bacteria play an important role in the growth of our crops and products. The essential nutrients from the soil are carried by the bacteria to the plants, so there is a need to increase their numbers, the best and cheapest way is Amrut Jal (a mixture of cow dung, cow urine, jaggery and water).
Information given about Farmers Rights Act
While addressing the program second speaker Phool Singh Malviya, Deputy Registrar, PPV-FR, Ranchi apprised the farmers about the Indian Plant Varieties and Protection of Farmers Rights Act, 2001 and its importance. He told the farmers about the conservation of seeds of local, wild and indigenous varieties of crops at his level and told about the various awards given to the farmers on this subject and also apprised them about various schemes.
Mention the challenges of natural farming
On this occasion, the Chief Guest and Director of the Institute, Dr. KK Sharma said that work is being done in relation to organic farming in the institute and he also apprised about the difficulties and challenges being faced by it. Dr. Sharma said that many times the solution becomes the cause of big problems, to avoid which we need to adopt change gradually and also consider whether we can fill our growing population with natural farming.
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