Sustainable Agriculture: Sustainable and Organic Farming to Improve Farmers’ Lives
Abohar, Punjab: Team leaders of the All India Farmers Empowerment campaign said organic and sustainable farming can improve the lives of farmers. This campaign launched by the rural wing of Brahma Kumaris, an NGO affiliated with UN, was inaugurated at New Delhi in September by Union Minister for Agriculture Radha Raman Singh and Punjab Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on November 23 at Chandigarh.
The ‘Kisan Rath’ team welcomed by residents of Abohar. Then team which passed through Johari Mandir road and Circular Road on way to the Panchayat Samiti Complex.
Agricultural research institutions had been working continuously in this direction but the Brahma Kumaris organisation is not only working for yogic agriculture but also for developing mutual goodwill, brotherhood, respect and elimination of social evils and addictions, which was admirable, said Gurtej Singh Ghuriana, Balluana legislator.
The efforts of Brahmakumaris for the prosperity of agriculture and farmers are beneficial to farmers and the government. While farmers will produce more by the yogic agriculture, their health and the economy of the country will also get benefitted. Their research in the field of yogic agriculture can bring a new revolution in development of villages and will give impetus to the overall rural development, said Charandev Singh Mann, Additional Deputy Commissioner.
He said paddy produce in Fazilka district shot up from 42,000 metric tonne to 95,000 metric tonne in a year. He also advised the farmers to cut their expenses to size besides involving adult children in cultivation and they need to be educated to achieve empowerment.