Promotion of farming: Agriculture Minister said – ICAR and Agriculture Institute will prepare a model of natural farming, team will prepare course by staying in Kurukshetra

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Role model of natural farming will be prepared in the country through ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) and agricultural institutes. Curriculum on natural farming will be prepared from class 3rd to higher. Gurukul Kurukshetra will be the base and main research center of this farming. This was disclosed by the Union Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary. Also said that for research and adoption of natural farming, 25 percent land of 425 Krishi Vigyan Kendras and 20 big agricultural institutes of the country will be used. A committee has also been constituted to prepare courses on natural farming from third to PhD in schools, colleges and universities.

After the report of this committee, the subject of natural farming will be included in the syllabus. The said committee will move towards preparing this course by staying in the field in Gurukul. A 10-member team led by the Governor of Gujarat, Dr. Devvrat has also prepared the syllabus for the higher classes. Now in this course itself the team of ICAR will improve it further with suggestions etc. Union State Agriculture Minister Kailash Choudhary had arrived in village Kainthala on Thursday to observe about 180 acres of natural farming of Gurukul Kurukshetra.

Minister-officers were stunned after seeing agriculture: Kailash Choudhary, Acharya Dr. Devvrat, father of natural farming in Gurukul Kurukshetra, Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Director General, Government of India, ICAR, Manoj Ahuja, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Director, NCERT, Prof. Dinesh Shaklani, Research Director of Hisar Agricultural University, Dr. Jitram Sharma observed 180 acres of natural farming in village Kainthala of Gurukul Kurukshetra. Here Acharya Dr. Devvrat gave information about the nuances of natural farming. Told about the benefits of natural farming started from the year 2018. The crops of sugarcane, fruits, vegetables, paddy were shown on the land of Gurukul Kurukshetra. The yield of each crop of natural farming is getting very high. After this, Minister of State for Agriculture, Chaudhary and agriculture officials saw the natural manure model in Gurukul Gaushala.

Model will be adopted in the country, Gurukul’s natural farming will be the basis of research
Ministers and officials attended the technical session of the seminar on natural farming in the auditorium of Gurukul and interacted with the farmers. Choudhary said that the aim of the government is to ensure that farmers can get good produce at low cost and increase their income. An example of this natural farming was found in Gurukul Kurukshetra. Now this natural farming model will be adopted in the country.

For this, ICAR and agricultural institutions have decided that in the coming time, experiments and research will be done on natural farming on 25 percent of the land in agricultural institutions so that a role model of natural farming can be prepared. Due to the efforts of Dr. Devvrat, 2 lakh farmers in Himachal and 2.5 lakh in Gujarat have adopted natural farming.

Committee formed for the course
Chaudhary said that the subject of natural farming will be included in the curriculum from class III to PhD. A committee has been formed for this. This includes agricultural scientists, vice-chancellors of agricultural universities and academics. This committee will soon prepare the syllabus for the course along with its report and will start teaching this syllabus soon.

Dr. Devvrat said that natural farming was promoted in Himachal Pradesh in 3-4 years after Gurukul Kurukshetra. Training was also given at Gurukul Kurukshetra. Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Director General, ICAR said that the natural farming of Gurukul Kurukshetra has emerged as an inspiration.

Small farm houses will be set up in schools
Director of NCERT Prof. Dinesh Shaklani said that natural farming will be included in the curriculum under NEP. 30 crore students of the country will be given information about natural farming. Small farm houses of natural farming will also be set up in schools from class III to V. Practicals on natural farming will be given to the students of classes VI to VIII.

There will be a paper on natural farming for the students of class 9th to 12th. Natural farming will also be a subject in the higher education curriculum. On this occasion, Dr. Samar Singh, Vice Chancellor of Maharana Pratap Agricultural University, Dr. Rajendra Vidyalankar, OSD to Governor, Dr. Balwan Singh, Dr. Hariom, Dr. Fateh Singh, Dr. Sarita, Dr. Baljit Singh along with Agricultural Scientists, Agriculture Officers were present.

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