Natural farming conference held in Surat

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Natural Farming Conference was organised on July 10, 2022 in Surat, Gujarat.

  • Important facts

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the conference in virtual mode and said that 'Sabka Prayas' is the basis for promoting India's development.

  • It saw the participation of thousands of farmers and other stakeholders who have successfully adopted natural farming in Surat.

  • On the occasion, the Prime Minister highlighted the importance of the "Natural Farming Model".

  • Natural farming helps in providing food to millions of people.

  • It also protects people from deadly diseases, which are caused by pesticides and chemicals.

  • Natural farming

  • Natural farming is a traditional indigenous farming method based on livestock.

  • It does not use any chemical fertilisers or pesticides or organic manures, vermicompost, biofertilizers, bio-pesticides.

  • This farming is done with the aim of reducing the cost of cultivation and thus provides benefits mostly to the small and marginal farmers.

  • Natural farming in India is being promoted under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) in the form of Indian Natural Farming System Program (BPKP).

  • The Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana has received 4.2 times (as compared to the previous year) allocation of Rs 10,433 crore in the budget for the year 2022-23, which will earmark funds for on-the-ground implementation of chemical-free farming.

  • Sikkim is the first organic state in India.

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