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KVK organizes training programme on Natural Farming
1/17/2023 10:30:36 PM
Early Times Report
REASI, Jan 17: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi under the administrative control of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J) organized training programme on natural farming under "Up scaling of Natural Farming" project here today at Bhangal village of Katra block in Reasi district of J&K which was enthuastically attended by a number of 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 objective of the programme was to train the farmers on natural farming and educate them on the importance of natural farming to preserve the ecology and eco-friendly agriculture. Sr.Scientist & Head of KVK, Reasi, Dr.Banarsi Lal warmly welcomed the participants and briefed the objective of the programme. He said that hilly areas have enormous potential in natural farming and the farmers of these areas can generate more income and employment by producing the quality and safe food through natural farming. He further said that natural farming is the need of the present era as it is beneficial for the maintenance of soil health, human health and environment. He emphasised on the cluster based approach required for natural farming and discussed in detail on the transition strategy required in natural farming. He narrated that natural farming is agro-ecology based farming which integrates crops, trees, livestock and functional biodiversity. He demonstrated the techniques on the formulation of natural farming inputs such as Jeevamrit, Beejamrit, Panchgavya, Neemastra, Ghanjeevamrit, etc. and also elaborated the practices of mulching, Acchadana and various other biocontrol agents required for the natural farming. He expressed that natural farming is helpful to reduce the cost of cultivation as there is no need to purchase the agro-inputs required for natural farming from the outside. He also elaborated 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. Various key points on natural farming were also discussed during the training programme. The programme was also attended by the Sarpanch of the area, Prem Lata who also motivated the participants on natural farming. She thanked KVK, Reasi for organizing such a useful programme. Farmers showed keen interest during the programme and asked various quarries regarding the natural farming which were answered by the scientist in a satisfactorily way. The programme was assisted by Manohar Lal and concluded by Dr.Banarsi Lal with the formal vote of thanks.
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