NITI Aayog organizes Convention to boost Natural Farming
The think tank of India, NITI Aayog organized convention on agreological and natural farming approaches in the country. The convention was attended by international experts, policy makers.
The think tank presented current plans of India at the convention. According to NITI Aayog, Natural Farming that predominantly depends on cow dung, biomass, urine, soil aeration and mulch is indigenous system of farming in the country. India intends to reach 20 lakh hectares of organic farming in the next five years. Of this, 12 lakh hectares are to be brought under Bharatiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati Programme.
Programmes highlighted at the Convention
The following programmes were highlighted at the convention
- Paramparagat Krishi yojana, a scheme to promote organic farming was launched in 2015. Under the scheme, around 8 lakh farmers and 7 lakh hectares of land were brought under organic farming in the last 4 years.
- Andhra Pradesh alone has brought 2 lakh hectares of land under the organic farming by implementing the scheme
- The other states that have taken up the scheme includes Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs