Natural farming is a method in which agricultural practices are guided by natural laws. NITI Aayog will address this topic on April 25 during the workshop.
On April 25, 2022, NITI Aayog will organize a one-day national workshop on “Innovative Agriculture” as part of Azadika Amrit Mahotsav.
Participants and speakers
Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Parshottam Rupala, Governor of Gujarat Acharya Devvrat and Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Member (Agriculture) Dr. Ramesh Chand and CEO Amitabh Kant will speak at the session.
The event is expected to bring together Indian and foreign actors involved in innovative and natural farming methods. Deliberations will take place on critical topics related to the promotion of natural agriculture, its role in restoring soil health and mitigating climate change.
The key objective of natural farming
The natural farming techniques are mainly in line with the agroecological principles of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. It offers farmers feasible options to improve their livelihoods while reducing the negative environmental effects of chemical farming.
Natural farming is a method in which agricultural practices are guided by natural laws. This strategy works in tandem with the natural biodiversity of each cultivated area, allowing the complexity of living species, both flora and fauna, that create each ecosystem to thrive alongside food plants.
On several occasions, the Honorable Prime Minister has stressed the importance of natural agriculture. He recently recommended that natural agriculture be developed in a broad movement during a national conclave on the subject on December 16, 2021.
The budget for 2022-2023 also proposed the development of chemical-free natural agriculture across the country, starting with fields along a 5-kilometre stretch of the Ganges.
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