Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called on agronomists to join the state government’s campaign to promote organic (natural) farming and help farmers to significantly increase their income.
He said organic farming would rid people of the evils caused by toxic farming, in addition to keeping cows safe.
The CM was speaking after virtually inaugurating a conference organized on the occasion of the 33rd founding day of the UP Agricultural Research Council (UPCAR) on Tuesday. He said the state government is taking steps to promote natural farming in the state.
“Natural farming is a good way to rid fields of toxins in addition to allowing farmers to get maximum yield with minimum inputs,” he said, urging agronomists to get involved in the mission.
Stating that ridding agriculture of the use of chemicals was a big challenge, Adityanath praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for including “natural cow-based agriculture” in the Union budget.
“The central government and the state governments are trying to promote natural farming on the banks of the Ganges and the state government is also promoting natural and organic farming in the Bundelkhand region,” he said. declared.
He added that over the past 5 years, the Department of Agriculture has played a key role in promoting agriculture with technology.
The CM said over 17% of the country’s population resides in UP, although only 12% of agricultural land is in the state. “Despite this, UP supplies 20% of the country’s food grains and that only speaks to the availability of fertile land and abundant water resources here,” he said.
Mentioning the government’s efforts to revive the sugar industry in Uttar Pradesh over the past five years, Yogi said shuttered sugar factories had restarted and even during the Covid-19 crisis, 120 sugar factories continued to operate.