Agricultural Field

On Monday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath introduced that the Central authorities has accredited 82.83 crores for the state to advertise pure farming and revolutionary agriculture practices in 35 districts by the centrally funded Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati scheme.

Yogi Adityanath added that the scheme would cowl roughly 38,670 hectares and could be applied for 3 years starting with the Kharif season this 12 months. Yogi was nearly delivering a speech at a one-day nationwide workshop on cow-based pure farming and revolutionary agriculture as a part of the Niti Aayog’s “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.”

He talked about how the state’s Bundelkhand area has historically practiced pure farming in varied kinds. To additional promote such practices, the chief minister proposed establishing clusters of 500 to 1000 hectares in all 47 growth blocks of all seven districts of the Bundelkhand area.

“A total of 47,000 hectares will be targeted over the next five years at a cost of 175.46 crores, benefiting 1.17 lakh farmers,” Yogi Adityanath said.    

Yogi Adityanath emphasised the significance of pure farming, saying that, along with growing manufacturing, the goals of accelerating farmer revenue, conservation of pure assets, environmental conservation, and offering correct vitamin to nurture human well being needed to be met. According to him, one technique to obtain these objectives is thru cow-based pure farming.

“Natural farming based on cows means low-cost, toxin-free farming.” The rural economic system is closely reliant on ‘gau vansh’ (cattle). “As agriculture becomes more mechanized, the value of bullocks in the farm economy has become clear,” Yogi Adityanath mentioned.

He additionally said that implementing cow-based pure farming within the state would help within the safety and promotion of ‘gau-vansh.’ He added that utilizing crop residue in pure farming and mulching would assist scale back stubble burning.

He went on to say, “A campaign has been launched to promote natural farming within a 10-kilometer radius of the Ganga.” “On January 22, 2020, a one-day training on cow-based natural farming was organized at Chandrashekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology,” he mentioned.

Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister, proposed elevating the inducement to farmers for pure farming to parity with the PKVY (Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana) incentive of 31,000 per hectare.

The chief minister additionally said that one of the vital troublesome points of natural or pure farming is product worth addition and advertising. “It is suggested that the scheme guidelines include a budget for branding and marketing activities,” he mentioned.

During the scheme’s implementation interval, he mentioned, it was essential to assess soil well being and the presence of natural carbon earlier than sowing and after harvesting.

“As a result, an appropriate budget for carrying out these soil tests may be incorporated into the scheme guidelines,” the chief minister mentioned. Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Parshottam Rupala, Gujarat governor Acharya Devvrat, and NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar have been amongst those that attended the workshop. 

First revealed on: 26 Apr 2022, 06:24 IST



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