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KVK organises training programme on natural farming
12/8/2022 11:03:50 PM
Early Times Report
REASI, Dec 8: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies Jammu (SKUAST-J) organized training programme on natural farming here today at Dhanwa village in Reasi district of J&K which was enthuastically attended by a number of farmers of the village. The programme was organized under the dynamic stewardship of Vice Chancellor, Prof.JP Sharma and able guidance of Director Extension, Prof.SK Gupta of SKUAST-J. The objective of the programme was to train the farmers on natural farming and educate them on the various technologies required in natural farming. Sr.Scientist & Head of KVK, Reasi, Dr.Banarsi Lal warmly welcomed the participants and briefed the significance of natural farming. He said that Reasi district of J&K has enormous potential in natural farming and the farmers of the district can generate more income and employment by producing the quality food through natural farming. He further said that there is need to produce the healthy food and natural farming can play the pivotal role in the production of safe food. He added that natural farming is the need of the present era as it is beneficial for the maintenance of good soil health, human health and environment. He discussed in detail on the transition strategy to natural farming and emphasized on the cluster based approach required for natural farming. He expressed that natural farming is agro-ecology based farming which integrates crops, trees, livestock and functional biodiversity. He guided farmers on the formulation of natural farming inputs such as Jeevamrit, Beejamrit, Panchgavya, fermented butter milk and highlighted the practices of mulching, Acchadana and various other biocontrol agents required for the natural farming. He further said that natural farming is a promising means of reducing the dependence of farmers on external inputs and reducing the cost of cultivation so as to increase the income of the farmers. He highlighted the importance of farm fields as a source of organic matter and spoke on the usage of indigenous seed and bioinoculants as the catalyst required for natural farming. During the programme a field visit of organic farmers' field was also organised. Manohar Lal of KVK, Reasi helped in arranging logistics and mobilising farmers for the training programme. Dr.Banarsi Lal proposed the formal vote of thanks.
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