Governor Acharya Devvrat suggested farmers to adopt Zero Budget Natural Farming for increasing the production in their farms and advised to prefer Indian cow breeds.

The Governor, while participating in the discussions on the second day of the four day long State-level Farmer Training Camp on Organic Agriculture and Zero Budget Natural Farming organised by Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Forestry and Horticulture Nauni, said that agriculture and animal husbandry were backbone of the economy and the development of the country depended upon the growth and prosperity of farming community.

He said that organic farming was healthy and conducive for environment. He added that organic produce could also fetch remunerative prices to farmers in the market thereby strengthening their income. He also stressed upon educating the farmers about the harmful effects of chemical fertilizers and adopting traditional and organic farming.

Dr. Subhash Palekar Eminent Scientist, Dr Vijay Singh Thakur Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Forestry and Horticulture, Nauni, Dr. K. K. Katoch Vice-Chancellor, CSK Agriculture University Palampur, Senior officers of Horticulture, Animal Husbandry departments, Scientists and teaching faculty of Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Forestry and Horticulture and farmers across the state are participating in the four day long camp.

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