Chandigarh, January 01: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that natural farming is gradually becoming the need of the hour. With this method, with less agricultural inputs, the farmer can increase the organic yield and also increase his income.
The Chief Minister directed the Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department to identify a particular area to promote natural farming in the state and a workshop should be organized on it soon so that the information regarding the benefits of natural farming are given to the farmers.
Sh. Manohar Lal joined the webinar from Chandigarh today in which the Prime Minister addressed the nation on the occasion of direct transfer of tenth installment of Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi of more than Rs. 20,000 crore to more than 10 crore farmer families of the country directly in their accounts.
In his address, the Prime Minister focused more on natural farming, organic farming, farmer production groups, self-reliant farmers, productivity of organic fertilizers and a healthy earth.
Inspired by the Prime Minister’s address, the Chief Minister gave these directions to Director General, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Sh. Hardeep Kumar and said that the Gujarat Governor, Sh. Acharya Devvrat has already been working on natural farming and zero budget farming.
In addition to the Haryana Chief Minister, Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tripura joined the webinar with the Prime Minister, while Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Sh. Narendra Singh Tomar joined from Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi. The representatives of various Farmer Production Groups of many states also joined and shared their experiences.
Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. DS Dhesi, Deputy Principal Secretary, Smt. Ashima Brar, and others were also present on the occasion.