In Andhra Pradesh, over 6.30 lakh farmers have enrolled for pure farming on 2.9 lakh hectares in 2021-22, and three,009 of the ten,778 Rythu Bharosa Kendras are training it.

Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy

In Andhra Pradesh, over 6.30 lakh farmers have registered for pure farming on 2.9 lakh hectares in 2021-22, and it’s being practised in 3,009 of the ten,778 Rythu Bharosa Kendras (RBK) and 5% of the land beneath cultivation, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy mentioned whereas taking part just about in a nationwide workshop on pure farming hosted by the Niti Aayog.

A coverage to spice up pure farming, in keeping with the chief minister, needs to be carried out. He said that the RBKs play an necessary function in offering help to farmers who practise pure farming and that in addition they host pure farming consciousness programmes.

Germany has promised to take a position 20 million euros over 5 years to advertise pure farming within the state, in addition to to ascertain an Indo-German academy for agro-ecology analysis and schooling, which might train scientific approaches in pure farming. According to Reddy, growing pure farming would require collaboration with worldwide establishments such because the Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, the University of Reading, the University of Edinburgh, CIRAD (France), GIZ, and KfW, in addition to certification of pure farming merchandise on the RBK degree.

The chief minister believes that farmers who embrace pure farming needs to be rewarded, and that the Finance Commission’s recommendations to states that undertake pure farming in huge areas ought to take this into consideration. He believes that the certification process for pure and natural farming needs to be user-friendly for farmers. Institutional research on pure farming needs to be continued, he added, and research on the affect of pure farming merchandise and artificial chemical substances merchandise on individuals’s well being needs to be undertaken.

The chief minister said that the central and state governments distribute sponsored tasks in a 60:40 ratio, which he believes needs to be modified to 90:10 for pure farming. Natural farming, in keeping with Reddy, is an important innovation for boosting farmer livelihoods, sustaining individuals’s meals safety, minimising chemical consumption by way of meals, regenerating soil, and selling water conservation.

First printed on: 26 Apr 2022, 10:37 IST



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