PM Narendra Modi addresses Natural Farming Conclave

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PM Narendra Modi addresses Natural Farming Conclave (Image: Twitter/narendramodi)
PM Narendra Modi addresses Natural Farming Conclave (Image: Twitter/narendramodi)

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a Natural Farming Conclave via video conferencing. The conclave, organised in Surat, Gujarat, saw thousands of farmers and all other stakeholders participating in the conclave, which was attended by the Governor and Chief Minister Gujarat.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that today's programme is an indication of how Gujarat is leading the country’s resolution of achieving the goals of the Amrit Kaal. “Success of Surat in connecting 75 farmers in every panchayat with natural farming is going to become an example for the entire country”, the Prime Minister said. 

He also highlighted the role of Sarpanches and congratulated the farmers for moving ahead in the direction of a natural way of farming.

The Prime Minister said "In connection with 75 years of independence, the country has started working on many goals which will become the basis for major changes in the times to come. The basis of progress and speed of the country is the spirit of  ‘Sabka Prayas’, which is leading this development journey of ours." 

The Surat Model of natural farming can become a model for the entire country, he said.

The Prime MInister emphasized "at the basis of our life, our health, our society is our agriculture system. India has been an agriculture based country by nature and culture. Therefore, as our farmer progresses, as our agriculture progresses and prospers, so will our country progress."  He reminded the farmers that natural farming  is a means of prosperity as well as respecting and serving our mother earth. “When you do natural farming, you serve Mother Earth, protect the quality of the soil, its productivity. When you do natural farming you are serving nature and the environment. When you join natural farming, you also get the privilege of serving Gaumata”, he added.

As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Prime Minister in his address at Gujarat Panchayat Mahasammelan in March, 2022 had exhorted at least 75 farmers in each village to adopt the Natural way of farming. Guided by this vision of Prime Minister, Surat District undertook a concerted and coordinated effort to sensitise and motivate different stakeholders and institutions like farmer groups, elected representatives, talathis, Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs),  Cooperatives, Banks etc, in the district to help farmers in adoption of Natural Farming. Consequently, at least 75 farmers were identified in each Gram Panchayat and were motivated and trained to undertake Natural Farming. The farmers were trained in 90 different clusters resulting in the training of more than 41,000 farmers across the district.

(Information Source)