New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the farmers during the valedictory session of the National Conclave on Natural Farming at 11 AM today in Anand, Gujarat via video conferencing. The Summit brings in focus on natural farming. Farmers will be provided with all requisite information detailing the benefits of adopting natural farming methods. The Prime Minister urged those associated with agriculture and the world of agro-based start-ups to join this conclave.
The government has been driven by the Prime Minister’s vision for farmer welfare. It has been committed towards ensuring an increase in productivity, so that farmers are able to maximize their agri-potential. Government has initiated several measures to transform agriculture and increase farmers’ income. Efforts are underway to promote and support initiatives leading to sustainability of the system, cost reduction, market access and better value realization to farmers.
Zero Budget Natural Farming is a promising tool to minimize the dependence of farmers on purchased inputs, and reduces the cost of agriculture by relying on traditional field based technologies which lead to improved soil health.
Desi cow, its dung and urine play an important role from which various inputs are made on the farm and provide necessary nutrients to soil. Other traditional practices such mulching the soil with biomass or keeping the soil covered with green cover round the year, even in the very low water availability situations, ensure sustained productivity even from the first year of adoption.