Pune: The central government has decided to institute special awards to promote organic farming announced in the country Kailash Choudhary, Minister of State for Agriculturewhile speaking at a function in Pune.
“The awards will be given in three categories which will include award for individual farmer for best natural agricultureaward for agricultural scientists for research on natural farming and award for the Krishi Vigyan Kendra for promotion of natural farming,” said Choudhary. He was speaking at a conference on natural farming and Millets at Pune.
Choudhary said that henceforth, the agricultural scientists will have to do research on natural farming. “So far, the research on natural farming has been done only by the farmers. The scientists now need to take forward the research done by the farmers. They should not have any confusion about natural farming in their mind. Agricultural scientists will now have to do research on natural farming. They will also have to take training about natural farming,” said Choudhary.
The United Nations has declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets and India is leading the global awareness campaign about millets. “If millets can reach the plate of each person, then it can reduce the number of hospitals to a certain extent in the world. We have requested the five star and the seven-star hotels to keep millets in their menu. People can contribute to spreading awareness about millets by keeping millet items on the menu at marriages,” said Choudhary.