Forest Minister stresses on organic farming for Himachal

Shimla: Jagat Prakash Nadda, the Forest Minister stressed on the need of formulation of schemes in order to generate self employment to unemployed people of the state as he chaired the Cabinet Sub-Committee Meeting for implementation of Election Manifesto here today.

He announced that two projects worth 306 crores had been submitted by the Agriculture Department to NABARD for funding which would in turn benefit about 40,000 unemployed youth of the state. He said that there was a dire need to focus on issues like rainwater harvesting, organic faming and soil conservation for improvement in the agriculture. He stressed that in order to benefit the larger number of farmers emphasis should be laid on rationalization and simplification of the Agriculture Insurance Scheme while on the other hand marketing system should be made so to benefit the producers directly without any middlemen interference.

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  1. says: Dr. O.P. Bhalla

    Organic farming is very much more viable proposition since the Himachal Pradesh Farmers are following traditional way of farming and by default they donot use organic chemical and if at all chemical control has been carried out on any vegetable or fruit crop that has been done intelligently and at a stage when the residues of pesticides donot remain on the end produce., I have more than 40 years experience in the state of Himachal, I now that our fruit and vegetable growers are far more read and intelligent to practice pest management , where needed.
    Dr. O.P. Bhalla, Prof Emeritus

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