Suttur, December 16, 2021: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra had made arrangements for the online telecast of the Natural Agricultural Farming and Indigenous Vegetable Seed Production Training Program.
Sri Sadananda, Zilla Panchayat member, Mysuru, spoke about natural agricultural farming and advised the participants to utilize the benefits of the program. Sri Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Agriculture, Govt. of India, explained the various programs introduced by the government for the benefit of the farmers, including the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Yojana, Kisan Credit Card, Farmer Producers’ Association, and Atma Nirbhar programs. He encouraged the farmers to adopt natural farming methods.
In his address Sri Amit Shah, Home Minister expressed his view that the farmers can reduce the production costs by adopting natural farming methods. “Not only that it also increases the soil fertility and fetches more yield. Certification of organic products is increasing across the world and hence it will fetch you more demand and good price in the international market,” he explained and advised the farmers to switch to natural farming.
Sri Acharya, Governor, Gujarath shared his experiences of natural farming. He advised the farmers to stop using chemicals and give preference for natural products like ‘Jeevamrutha,’ ‘Ghana Jeevamrutha,’ ‘Nimaastra,’ ‘Beejamrutha,’ etc. “It will help in increasing the organic carbon of the soil and you can get more yield spending less money,” he explained.
In his address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the farmers to get inspiration from Governor Acharya’s words, and switch to natural farming methods on a revolutionary basis, and make efforts in making the soil of India completely chemical-free. He also explained the importance and benefits of indigenous cattle.
Smt. Divya H.V., Head (In-charge) and Senior Scientist, JSS KVK translated the speeches of the dignitaries into Kannada for the benefit of the participants.
Sri Kalappa, of Hitne Hebbagilu Village, Periyapatna Taluk, Mysuru District participated in the training program as a resource person. He shared his experiences of growing vegetable seeds using natural farming methods and provided information about the various diseases and pest management. He also informed about the preparation methods of several decoctions using various herbs, which will help treat crop diseases and pest management.
A total number of 87 people, including the students of the VC Farm, Agriculture University, Mandya, Self Help Group members of the Sri Kshetra Dharmastala Rural Development Program, staff of JSS KVK, staff members of the Biligere Raitha Samparka Kendra, TVS staff, Suttur, male and female farmers of Biligere and other surrounding villages took part in the program.