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Zero Budget-Natural Farming Welfare for the Country and Society - Agriculture Minister Shri Agarw

Five-five acres in the fields of Agriculture Department, Seed Corporation and Krishi Vigyan Kendra will be zero budget, natural agriculture

Launch of two-day workshop on 'zero budget-natural agriculture'

Agriculture Minister Shri Brij Mohan Agarwal has said that the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, medicines etc. has resulted in farming being a less profitable business; thus, the concept of "zero budget - natural farming" is not only for farmers but also The country and society are also being proved to be welfare. He said that "zero budget-natural agriculture" is a technique in which no chemical fertilizer is used to farm, nor does it need to buy pesticide medicines from the market. Shri Agarwal thanked the inventor of this method, Shri Subhash Palekar and announced that "zero budget-natural agriculture" commencement in five-five acres of area in the fields of agriculture department, seed corporation and agricultural science centers in Chhattisgarh Will. Mr. Agrawal was launching a two-day workshop organized by the Department of Agriculture and Biotechnology at the "College of Zoology- Natural Agriculture" in the auditorium of Agriculture College, Raipur here yesterday.

    Agriculture Minister said that more than 75 percent of the farmers in Chhattisgarh are marginal or small farmers who have limited capacity to invest in agricultural as well as their size is small. It is not possible for such farmers to cultivate expensive resources. In such a situation, zero budget-natural farming is a good option. This is a safe method for the fields as well as for human and animal health and the environment. Mr. Agarwal instructed the officers of the Agriculture Department to organize a training program of 5,000 farmers before the 15th of the succeeding month. Mr. Sunil Kuzur, Commissioner of Agricultural Production said on this occasion that zero budget - natural farming is a very good concept in which maximum benefits can be obtained from the minimum investment. He said that good results of Shri Palekar's experiments and research conducted for long period have been achieved and today only about five lakh farmers of three thousand villages of Andhra Pradesh have adopted this agricultural system. He informed that 48 Agriculture Officers of Chhattisgarh Agriculture Department are being sent to Andhra Pradesh to study this agriculture system there.

    Padmashree Shri Subhash Palekar, promoter of zero budget - Natural Agricultural Retention, said that chemical farming cost more, due to which the fields are poor and have a bad effect on the health of humans, animals and the environment. He said that while working in tribal areas, he found that there is a self-developed, self-sustained and fully self-dependent natural system in the forests. In that ecosystem there is good development of flora. They have developed the method of zero budget-natural agriculture by testing these natural processes on their fields. He said that the production of chemical farming initially increases but after a few years production starts declining, whereas in natural agriculture the production continues to grow, the quality of the crop is improved and the cost of farming is low. This method also has a good effect on human health and the environment. Shri Palekar said that this method of natural agriculture is becoming popular day by day and today it is popular in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Gujarat states. About 30 lakh farmers are doing zero budget-natural agriculture. Andhra Pradesh's Agricultural Adviser Mr. T. Vijay Kumar gave information about the activities and results of the implementation of zero budget-natural agriculture in Andhra Pradesh.

    Vice Chancellor of Krishak Kalyan Parishad, Shri Gopal Chandra, Secretary Agriculture Mr. Anup Srivastava and Chancellor of Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu University Dr. N.P. Mr. Abhijit Singh, Managing Director of Mandi Board, Mr. Narendra Pandey, Director, Horticulture and Director, Department of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Mr. M.S. Kerketta was also present. In this workshop, more than five hundred progressive farmers from state, district and developmental level officers, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University and Kamdhenu University administration officers and scientists and all the districts of the state of agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry departments and related institutions were involved.


Chhattisgarh national award for rural development schemes: CM congratulates

Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh met the delegation of officers of his department under the leadership of Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Ajay Chandra Karkar in his office room located in the Assembly premises here today. He told the Chief Minister that Chhattisgarh has been honored with 15 national awards in different central schemes of rural development in New Delhi. Dr. Singh congratulated them for this important achievement. Officers awarded the award they received. It is known that the Central Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar had awarded these awards to the Chhattisgarh region at a function organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Construction of Chhattisgarh's tallest building will be ready by 2025: Dr. Raman Singh

Chief Minister inaugurates 254 crore works in Mahasamund - Bhumi Pujan

Mahasamund : Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has said that the work of development in the state has been prepared with the work done by the state government in the last 15 years for the betterment of the village, the poor and the farmers. According to the unseen vision letter on this foundation, a vibrant building of Chhattisgarh development will be ready by 2025. He said that Chhattisgarh will be among the most developed states of the country by 2025. Chhattisgarh's gross domestic product will double as compared to today.
Every village will have better facilities for education and health, along with road and internet connectivity. Rail connectivity will expand in Chhattisgarh and connect to big city air connectivity.
The Chief Minister was addressing the mammoth gathering held in the district headquarters, Mahasamand during the visit of state-wide Atal Vikas Yatra. The Chief Minister said that this development visit is dedicated to the creator of Chhattisgarh and former Prime Minister Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He said that Chief Minister Food Security Scheme has been prepared for the generations to give rice to the poor families of the state in a rupee kilo.
There will be no hunger in Chhattisgarh in the coming time. Announcing the acceptance of 10.5 million rupees for the construction of Canal Link Road in Mahasamund on this occasion Dr. Singh said that this demand of the people of this region will be fulfilled soon. Dr. Singh informed that the approval of the new building of ITI has been given in Bagbahra's welcome meeting. He distributed ten lakhs of smartphones under the Communication Revolution Scheme (Sky) scheme to Mrs. Lakshmi Sahu of Mahasamund district.
In the General Meeting of Dr. Mahajan Singh, Dr. Singh inaugurated 45 different construction works and Bhumi Pujan costing approximately Rs. 254 crores. They inaugurated the construction of new sanctioned 33 works, and 12 construction works costing approximately Rs 36 crores for the cost of 218 crores 37 lakhs. Dr. Singh distributed checks of material and assistance to beneficiaries under various schemes of Central and State Government
The Chief Minister said that Mahasamund is the district of the working people. When the drop of the sweat of the farmer falls, then the grain of paddy is born. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has increased the support price of the paddy by 200 rupees to give respect to the hard work of farmers. The state government has decided to pay the amount of paddy bonus to farmers with the purchase of paddy at the support price starting from November 1.
At the time of the sale of paddy in the Paddy Purchase Centers, the amount of bonus will be deposited with the support price of the paddy in the account of the farmers. According to the varieties of paddy, the farmers will get Rs 2050 per quintal and Rs 2070 per quintal for grade A paddy on ordinary paddy. Arrangements have been made to provide loans to farmers without any interest from farmers.
Farmers are being given facility of payment of electricity bill on flat rate on more than one irrigation pumps of up to five horse power. One lakh rupees are being given for granting power connections to irrigation pumps. He said that 12 lakh poor families of the state, which are being provided free electricity upto 40 units, are being provided the facility of paying electricity bills on flat rate, due to excessive electricity consumption.
Dr. Singh said that today there is development in village-village of Chhattisgarh. 36 lakh women of poor families received LPG, cylinder and stove in Prime Minister Ujjwala scheme, four lakh poor families living in raw houses got permanent homes, they got toilet, electricity connection and cooking gas in their house. If development is to see, then development can be seen in the homes of such poor people.
The Chief Minister said that the rate of collection of Tandupta has been increased from Rs 450 to Rs 2,500 per standard sack. 750 rupees bonus is being distributed to Tandupta collectors.

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