Governor of Himachal Pradesh highlights importance of Zero Budget Farming

Zero budget farming was presented to Mauritian farmers by the Governor of Himachal Pradesh and Dean of the Arya Samaj Gurukul in Kurukshetra, Acharya Devvrat. He said he was greatly pleased with the keen interest shown by Mauritius with regard to Zero Budget Farming for the benefit of the farmers and the community.

Mr Devvrat had a meeting with some 300 Mauritian farmers on Zero Budget Farming during which he had the opportunity to share his own 17-year old experience in practising this type of farming. This practice, he said, is being adopted by thousands of farmers in India and added that the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, is also encouraging more and more farmers and other `States across India to adopt this agricultural practice and derive ways and means to promote the Zero Budget farming.

He further urged the farming community to learn and adapt to this latest technology in which no chemical fertilizers and pesticides are used for a safer and healthier nation. He also cited the example of Sikkim which has turned into a fully organic State and adding that progressively India is propagating the tradition of Zero Budget Farming which can serve as an example for other countries across the world.


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