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