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HP Governor, CM urge farmers to adopt natural farming for better future

They spoke at a conference on Zero Budget Natural Farming organized by the Agriculture Department here today.


PTI Last Updated at 08 Aug 2018, 21:08 IST India

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur urged the farm community to shun their old perceptions and adopt the model of Zero Budget Natural Farming wholeheartedly.

They spoke at a conference on Zero Budget Natural Farming organized by the Agriculture Department here today.

Thakur said an overdose of fertilizers resulted in soil degradation and rendered fields barren. He said these chemicals also adversely affected the health of people.

The state government is now leaving no stone unturned to ensure effective promotion of natural farming, the chief minister said, adding that Rs 25 crore has been allotted for the promotion of Zero Budget Natural Farming.

More than 430 officers of the Agriculture Department and farmers of all the districts of the state attended the conference.

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