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KVK organizes awareness programmes on natural farming
11/15/2022 10:16:41 PM
Early Times Report
SAMBA, Nov 15: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samba of She-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu organized Awareness programme on "Natural Farming" at Krishi Vigyan Kendra Samba of district Samba on 15th of November, 2022 under the dynamic leadership of Professor. J.P. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu and the aegis of Directorate of Extension, SKUAST-J. More than 80 farmers and farm women from different villages of district Samba have actively participated in the programme. Farmers were also awared about various techniques involved in out-scaling of Natural farming practices and live demonstrations of making jeevamrit, beejamrit, keetnashak astar and dhanjeevamrit were given to farmers.
Initially, the programme was started by Dr. Sanjay Khajuria, Chief Scientist & Head, KVK Samba. He welcomed all the farmers and highlighted the importance of Natural farming in agriculture particularly in Samba district. He stressed upon the need to practice natural farming in order to ensure the conservation of soil health and make agriculture more profitable. He also assured the farmers that they will be trained in various aspects of natural farming, including preparation of inputs, enriching soil and value addition.
Shalesh Sharma, DDM NABARD Samba highlighted different schemes of NABARD for the benefit of the farming community. Dr. Neerja Sharma Scientist Horticulture explained in detail to the farmers about the main purpose of organizing the awareness camp to sensitize farmers about the natural farming which is the present need of hour and it also has the potential to generate employment, thereby stemming the migration of rural youth.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Saurav Gupta, Scientist, Entomology briefed the importance of Natural Farming as it offers a solution to various problems, such as food insecurity, farmers' distress, and health problems arising due to pesticide and fertilizer residue in food and water, global warming, climate change and natural calamities. He further added that Natural Farming aims to make farming viable and aspirational by increasing net incomes of farmers on account of cost reduction, reduced risks, similar yields, incomes from intercropping.
Dr. Abhay Kumar Sinha, Senior Scientist Agricultural Engineering described that Farm Mechanization has proved a game changer in the field of Agriculture under which introduction of Farm Machinery like tractors, tillers, farm machinery banks, Custom hiring centers, manual weeders, Irrigation Pump sets, Brush Cutters, innovative farm tools to the farmers has reduced farm drudgery to a greater extent.
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