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Punjab govt to promote organic farming

The Punjab government has formulated an extensive training programme for the farmers aimed at encouraging them to adopt the latest techniques in crop cultivation and also promote organic farming in the state.

chandigarh Updated: Mar 08, 2013 16:03 IST
HT Correspondent

The Punjab government has formulated an extensive training programme for the farmers aimed at encouraging them to adopt the latest techniques in crop cultivation and also promote organic farming in the state.


Disclosing this here on Friday, a spokesperson of the government said that the government would impart training to the farmers in the government run Farmers Training Centers including PAU Ludhiana and Khalsa College, Amritsar.

About three lakh farmers are being imparted training every year during Rabi and Kharif seasons and also by holding specialised training course in agriculture and other allied subjects.

Around 6016 training camps/programmes were organised to disseminate latest farm technology amongst farmers under various schemes like Training, National Food security Mission, Extension Reforms etc.

Adding further, he said that besides this the state government would lay more emphasis on the organic farming especially in the Malwa belt where the excessive use of pesticides and water contamination has caused tremendous damage to human beings.

Focused awareness campaign would be generated among the farmers to change their mindset guiding and helping them in the proper implementation of organic farming techniques.

Organic fertiliser and organic pesticide would be arranged for healthy cultivation, he said.