PM Modi addresses farmers at National Conclave on Natural Farming
PM Modi addresses farmers at National Conclave on Natural Farming; Emphasizes the need of adapting new requirements and challenges
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised on various issues of agriculture and food processing including Zero budget natural farming. He was virtually addressing the validicatory function of national conclave on agriculture and food processing held during the pre-Vibrant Gujarat Summit at Anand.
The Prime Minister said that Zero budget natural farming and the role of technology are crucial in transforming agriculture and agro-based clean energy. Mr. Modi said that more than 8 crore farmers of the country have joined this movement of natural farming. He said that farmers across the country will be beneficial from the outcome of this conclave. The three-day summit is being held at Anand in Gujarat. The pre-Vibrant Gujarat Summit began on Tuesday with a focus on various farm issues.
Addressing the conclave, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the government has been driven by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for farmers welfare. He said that the Government has been committed towards ensuring an increase in productivity, so that farmers are able to maximise their agricultural potential. He said that the government has initiated several measures to transform and increase farmers’ income. Efforts are underway to promote and support initiatives leading to sustainability of the system, cost reduction, market excess and better value realisation to farmers.
Governor of Gujarat Acharya Devvrat has said that zero budget natural farming is a promising tool to minimise the dependence of farmers on purchased inputs and reduces the cost of agriculture by relying on traditional field based technologies which lead to improve the soil health. Addressing the conclave, he said that Desi Cow and its dung and urine play an important role from which various inputs are made on the farm and provide necessary nutrients to soil.
Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Singh Tomar, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are also present on this occasion. The three day Pre-Vibrant Gujarat Summit Conclave has been attended by more than 5 thousand farmers with thousands others connecting virtually from across the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the farmers to adopt organic and natural farming in a big way. He said that every state and every state government should come forward to make natural farming the people’s movement. He also appeared to connect at least one village from one panchayat with natural farming on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Prime Minister Modi said that natural farming will be maximum beneficial to 80 percent of the small farmers, who have less than 2 acres of land. Mr. Modi said that these farmers are spending most of the money on chemicals and fertilisers. Their situation will improve if they adopt natural farming.
Mr. Modi said that good crops are not possible without chemicals is a myth and the reality is totally opposite. He said that land is losing its productivity due to burning agricultural waste. He said that heating is spoiling our soil, but we are following this tradition. Prime Minister congratulates the farmers of Gujarat and Gujarat Chief Minister for adopting natural farming.
At 11 AM tomorrow, 16th December, I will be taking part in a very interesting programme- the National Conclave on Natural Farming. I would urge those associated with agriculture and the world of agro-based start-ups to join this conclave. https://t.co/VcTklKbtld pic.twitter.com/UFbJSyFgoF
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 15, 2021