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KVK, imparts Training on Natural Farming
3/23/2024 11:06:14 PM

Early Times Report

Reasi, Mar 23: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi under the aegis of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies Jammu (SKUAST-J) organised training programme on natural farming under “Up scaling of Natural Farming” project here today at Kheral village of Reasi distt. which was enthusiastically attended by a number of farmers of the areas. The programme was organized under the dynamic stewardship of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof.B.N. Tripathi and able guidance of Director Extension, Prof. Amrish Vaid of SKUAST-J.
The major objective of the programme was to train the farmers on natural farming and guide them on the various practices required for natural farming. Sr.Scientist and Head of KVK, Reasi, Dr.Banarsi Lal warmly welcomed the participants and elucidated the benefits of natural farming. He said that natural farming is future of agriculture and discussed on the safe food and nutritional security. He further said that chemical farming is deteriorating the human health, animal health and environment and thus natural farming is the need of the hour.
He informed that natural farming is beneficial for the maintenance soil health, human health and biodiversity and thus balances the agro-ecological system. He emphasised on the need to shift conventional farming to natural farming so as to safeguard biodiversity and environment. He guided farmers on the formulations of Jeevamrit, Beejamrit, Ghanjeevamrit, Agniastra, Neemastra, Panchgavya etc. and explained their uses.
He also guided the participants on mulching and Wapsa (moisture) practices of natural farming. He narrated that by the use of natural farming formulations farmers can minimize the cost of cultivation and increase the quality of their farm produce.
He informed 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 also guided participants on climate resilient agriculture and discussed on the importance of agroadvisories. He stressed on the cluster based approach required for natural farming. During the programme inputs required for natural farming formulations were also distributed among the participants. Farmers showed keen interest in the technologies recommended by the KVK, Reasi scientist and they were convinced to use them. During the programme an awardee woman farmer, Smt.Anita Devi of the area was also present. The programme was concluded by Sh.Manohar Lal with the formal vote of thanks.
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