Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Workshop on organic farming organized in Telco

Jamshedpur: A one day workshop on organic farming was held at Ushanchal Bhavan in Garurbasa, Telco, on Sunday under the aegis of Urvita. IT was inaugurated jointly by the outfit director Umapati Lal Das, secretary Neena Sharma, YUVA founder Arbind Tiwary, organic farming expert Budheshwar Mahato and block agriculture technical manager Kaushal Kumar Jha.

Addressing the gathering as the chief speaker, Arbind Tiwary said organic farming was gaining popularity in modern times. Notwithstanding its growing importance, nothing much would change if the government does not extend support and motivation to people, he said.

Tiwary shared the story of successful kitchen gardening by the students of Upgraded Middle School in Tangrain, Potka.

Urvita secretary said the main purpose of the workshop was to enhance the income of farmers through organic farming. She said if a Chinese farmer was able to earn Rs 1 lakh a month through farming on a 680 square feet land, the same could be done by the Indian farmers too. She stressed the need to adopt modern farming techniques.

Budheshwar Mahato said organic farming is not a new thing for the Indians. He said this type of farming was in vogue in the country some 60 to 70 years ago. Chemical based fertilizers started being used in the name of green revolution the hazards of which are being faced by the society today, he said. Around 50 people including farmers attended the workshop.

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