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KVK organises training programme on natural farming
11/16/2022 10:29:01 PM
Early Times Report
REASI, Nov 16: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi under the aegis of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies Jammu (SKUAST-J) organized training programme on natural farming here today at Gunn village of Pouni block in Reasi district of J&K which was enthuastically attended by a number of women farmers of the area. 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 programme was organised to train the women farmers on natural farming and educate them on the various techniques required in natural farming so that they can they can start entrepreneurship in natural farming in the rural areas. Sr.Scientist and Head of KVK, Reasi, Dr.Banarsi Lal warmly welcomed the participants and briefed the importance of natural farming. He said that for a healthy society, quality and healthy food is required and natural farming can play a significant role for the production of safe and healthy food. He further said that Reasi district of J&K has huge potential in natural farming and the farmers can generate more income by producing the quality food through natural farming. He added that natural farming is the need of the era and informed that it is beneficial for the maintenance soil health and environment. He discussed on the transition strategy to natural farming and stressed on the community based approach required for natural farming. He narrated that natural farming is agro-ecology based farming which integrates crops, trees, livestock and functional biodiversity. He guided the participants on the preparation of Jeevamrit, Beejamrit, Panchgavya, and also elaborated the practices of mulching, Acchadana and various other biocontrol agents required for the natural farming. Dr. Suja Nabi Qureshi, Scientist expressed 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 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. He also discussed on Atam Nirbar Krishi and emphasised on the adoption of natural farming for more returns. During the programme a field visit of organic farmers' field was also organised. Anita Devi, an awardee farm woman was also present during the 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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