Governor encourages farmers for organic farming
Bhopal. Delegations of Farmers came from Gujarat state paid courtesy visit to the Governor Anandiben Patel at Raj Bhavan and shared their experiences regarding new techniques of agriculture with her. Encouraging farmers for organic farming has said that this is a strong medium to make agriculture a profitable occupation.
The Governor has said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Government of Madhya Pradesh have implemented several important schemes for farmers. Urging them to avail maximum benefits of the schemes, she mentioned that the Government could render help and provide guidance but farmers have to come forward themselves to derive benefits of the schemes. Appreciating the combined efforts of the government and farmers in Madhya Pradesh, the Governor has informed that the State has been conferred with Krishi Karman Award continuously since the last 5 years.
The Governor has told the farmers to encourage their children to set up cottage industries related to agriculture. Referring to the Mudra Bank of the government, She said that complete economic support is provided to establish cottage industries under this scheme. She suggested them to install fencing around farms and orchards as an effort to avoid damage from animals.
Patel further stated that use of organic-fertiliser, water and other modern resources is must to maintain fertility of soil. While describing the benefits of fruits’ farming, she said that ice-cream and other products are made from fruits like custard apple, guava and chikoo, they can earn assured additional income from this farming.
Farmers who came to meet the Governor are undergoing training at the Central Institute of Agriculture Engineering, Bhopal. Senior Officers of ATMA Project-Gandhi Nagar and Raj Bhavan were also present during the meeting with the Governor.