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KVK, educates Tribal Farmers on Natural Farming
3/16/2024 10:29:25 PM
Early Times Report
REASI, Mar 16: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi under the aegis of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies Jammu (SKUAST-J) organised awareness programme on natural farming under "Up scaling of Natural Farming" project here at tribal village Jadh in Reasi distt. of J&K which was enthusiastically attended by a number of tribal farmers of the area. The programme was organised to aware the tribal farmers on natural farming and guide them on the various practices required for natural farming.. The programme was organized under the dynamic leadership of Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Prof.B.N. Tripathi and able guidance of Director Extension, Prof.Amrish Vaid of SKUAST-J. Sr.Scientist and Head of KVK, Reasi, Dr.Banarsi Lal warmly welcomed the participants and briefed the significance of natural farming in present era. He discussed in detail on the negative effects of chemical farming and positive impact of natural farming. He said that natural farming is the need of the era and informed that it is beneficial for the maintenance soil health and environment. He added that Reasi district of J&K has huge potential in natural farming and the farmers can generate more income by producing the safe and healthy food through 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 explained the four pillars of natural farming. He further 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 Atam Nirbar Krishi and urged participants on the adoption of natural farming for more returns. He elaborated various banking schemes for the farmers and appreciated KVK, Reasi efforts for the welfare of the farming community. He stressed on the community based approach required for natural farming. Dr.Lal said that natural farming is agro-ecology based farming which integrates crops, trees, livestock and functional biodiversity. 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 guided participants on the preparation of Jeevamrit and Beejamrit and also elaborated the practices of mulching, Acchadana and various other biocontrol agents required for the natural farming. He also guided the participants on the preparation of Panchgavya, fermented butter milk, cow urine etc. Tribal farmers interacted in detail and thanked KVK, Reasi for organizing such a useful programme. The programme was concluded by Sh.Manohar Lal with the formal vote of thanks.
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