27/05/2022

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ICAR directed to include ‘natural farming’ in syllabus in agriculture UG/PG course

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In a much less than a week just after Key Minister Narendra Modi’s attraction to farmers to change from chemical-based farming, the Indian Council of Agricultural Investigation (ICAR) has decided to incorporate ‘natural farming’ in the syllabus at equally undergraduate and post-graduate stages pursuing a govt directive.

“Education division of ICAR shall produce syllabus in consultation with Agricultural Universities and Normal Farming Professionals for inclusion in UG/PG classes,” ICAR’s Assistant Director Standard, SP Kimothi, claimed in a letter dealt with to all directors of ICAR institutes and Vice Chancellors of agriculture universities.

The letter dated December 22 reported that the difficulty (of organic farming) was also “emphasised by Hon’ble Key Minister while addressing the nation during valedictory function of the Vivrant Gujarat Summit on December 16.”

Zero spending budget farming

Referring to a interaction been given from Cupboard Secretariat intimating cupboard decision for the marketing of pure farming, Kimothi stated, “Iit has also been highlighted to build the syllabus on zero spending budget organic farming and include it in the text books at UG/PG stage.”

The subject has been even more talked about in the Council (ICAR), it has been decided to involve it in the syllabus, in addition to investigate to be completed on the subject.

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“Research, demonstration and training on natural farming shall be carried out mandatorily by the concerned ICAR institutes and KVKs of the place shall earmark a dedicated portion of the accessible land for Normal Farming and exhibit the know-how between the farmers and other stakeholders,” the letter mentioned.

“For the emerging choices of futures, we have to get the job done today. At this landmark second, India is properly-positioned to present the planet a remedy to the concerns of food items stability in a much better harmony with the nature,” Modi had explained in digital address at the Countrywide Conclave on All-natural Farming held in Anand on December 16.