‘Forget organic farming due to food supply from increasing population’
Bikaner, May 11 (H.S.). In the auditorium of Swami Kesavanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Vice Chancellor Prof RP Singh released the book ‘Organic Agriculture and Gaudhan’ by M.D. Gattani, an Assam migrant of Nokha origin.
On this occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof Singh said that due to excessive use of agricultural chemicals, we have invited many incurable diseases. It is no exaggeration that the situation will become more difficult for the generations to come. He expressed concern that at one time there was only organic farming, but due to the food supply of the growing population, we have forgotten organic farming. Our agricultural system, which was completely dependent on organic method in the past, became dependent on synthetic chemicals according to the demand of the time. As a result, our country may have become self-sufficient in terms of food production, but this system has had a negative impact on our natural resources. At present, questions are being raised on the chemical based farming system as a result of water-ground-air pollution. This is the reason why the need of the hour is to reactivate the natural resources in a holistic manner by returning to the organic farming system. The author Gattani showcased the work related to organic farming being done by him through a video. The author MD Gattani told that he has been associated with the promotion of organic agriculture for years and has created this book with the aim of guiding the farmers who want to adopt organic method of agriculture. The benefit of which can be given to the farmers and people working on cow dung. He himself does agriculture work on 7.71 hectares of land in Nokha by organic methods. The 6000 trees and other plants in rows on his farm offer a panoramic view. Gobar gas slurry based vermicompost and vermiwash plants have also been established here. At the end of the program Om Prakash Rathi expressed his gratitude to all.