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Now, kisan pathshalas to teach organic farming.
Jun 12, 2019

To encourage organic farming among farmers in Uttar Pradesh, Kisan Pathshalas, known as ‘The Million Farmers’ Schools’, have been launched in the state. The schools aim is to encourage farmers to adopt eco-friendly organic farming and improve the technical know-how of those who have already taken it up. By switching to organic farming, it is hoped, farmers will shift from dependency on pesticides and other chemicals that have robbed the soil of its nutrients and lend a hand in recharging groundwater at the same time. 
 
The lectures are being conducted by the agriculture department officials and scientists with examples of farmers who have taken to organic farming and become market leaders by selling organic crops besides motivating thousands of others to follow their footsteps. Some like Bulandshahar-based farmer Bharat Bhushan Tyagi and Ram Saran Verma of Barabanki have also been awarded the Padma Shri. 
    

Times Of India

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