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Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Reasi organizes Awareness Programme on Natural Farming
1/24/2023 10:31:49 PM
Early Times Report
REASI, Jan 24: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi under the administrative control of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies Jammu (SKUAST-J) organized awareness programme on natural farming here today at Akhali Bhutan village of Katra block in Reasi distt. of J&K which was enthuastically attended by a number of farmers of the area. The programme was organized under the able guidance of Director Extension, Prof. SK Gupta of SKUAST-J. The programme was organised to create awareness among the farmers on natural farming and educate them on the various practices required for natural farming. Dr. Suja Nabi Qureshi, Scientist warmly welcomed the participants and briefed the importance of natural farming. He said that for a healthy society, healthy food is required and natural farming can play an important role for the production of safe food. Sr.Scientist and Head of KVK, Reasi, Dr.Banarsi Lal said that natural farming is the need of the era and informed that it is beneficial for the maintenance soil health and environment. He further said that Reasi district of J&K has huge potential in natural farming and the farmers of the area can generate more income and employment by producing the quality food through natural farming. He stressed on the cluster based approach for the adoption of natural farming. He narrated that natural farming is agro-ecology based farming which integrates crops, trees, livestock and functional biodiversity. He elaborated the four pillars of natural farming and stressed on the adoption of zero budget natural farming.
Harbans Singh, Chief Agriculture Officer, Reasi said that natural farming is a promising means of reducing the dependence of farmers on external inputs, reducing the cost of cultivation and increasing the income of the farmers. He discussed on 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. He also discussed on Atam Nirbar Krishi and emphasised on the adoption of natural farming for more returns. He also elaborated the practices of mulching, Acchadana and various other biocontrol agents required for the natural farming. Vikas Sharma, Agriculture Extension Officer discussed on the various practices of natural farming and urged the participants to adopt the natural farming to produce the healthy food and generate more returns. Amit Sharma, Agriculture Officer also guided the participants about the various schemes undergoing in the district and urged participants to avail the benefits of these schemes. Experts also demonstrated the preparation of Jeevamrit, Beejamrit, Panchgavya, fermented butter milk, cow urine etc. Participants asked various quarries regarding the natural farming which were answered satisfactorily by the officials. Various key points on natural farming were also discussed during the training programme. Farmers thanked KVK, Reasi for organizing such a useful programme. Manohar Lal of KVK, Reasi helped in arranging logistics and mobilising farmers for the training programme. Dr. Suja Nabi Qureshi proposed the formal vote of thanks.
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