Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Saturday that natural agriculture 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 asked the Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare to identify a particular area to promote natural agriculture in the state and a workshop is expected to be held soon so that information regarding the benefits of natural agriculture are provided to farmers.
Khattar joined the Chandigarh webinar in which the Prime Minister addressed the nation on the occasion of the direct transfer of the 10th installment of Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi from over Rs 20,000 crore to over 10 crore families of farmers across the country directly into their accounts.
In his speech, the Prime Minister focused more on natural agriculture, organic farming, farmer production groups, self-employed farmers, organic fertilizer productivity and healthy land.
Inspired by the Prime Minister’s speech, the Chief Minister gave these instructions to the Director General of the Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Hardeep Kumar and said that the Governor of Gujarat, Acharya Devvrat, had previously worked on natural agriculture and zero budget agriculture.
In addition to the Chief Minister of Haryana, the Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tripura joined the webinar with the Prime Minister, while the Minister of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar, joined Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi. Representatives of various peasant production groups from many states also joined and shared their experiences.