nOrganic farming in Chhattisgarh can be beneficial for farmers as it will increase paddy productivity by 9 percent and decrease farming expense by about 20 percent, said T Vijay Kumar of the non-profit Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (RySS).
He was addressing a workshop on utility and possibility of execution of organic farming in Chhattisgarh.
Andhra Pradesh’s Vijay Kumar said natural farming will save fertilizer and subsidy on electricity provided by the state government whereas farmers will not have to spend on fertilizers and pesticides.
Organic farming technology ensures natural, chemical-free and healthy farming products with minimal water requirements where farmers can take more than one crop through organic farming.
The Vice Chairman of the State Planning Commission, Ajay Singh, suggested testing the utility of organic farming technology in Chhattisgarh and implementing it as a pilot project.
He said remarkable work has been done in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh in organic farming. It mainly uses cow dung, cow urine and natural manure (jivamrit, bijamrit) in farming work and not chemical fertilizers, reducing the cost of agriculture.
The workshop was attended by the Chief Minister's advisor Pradeep Sharma and Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Vice Chancellor Dr S.K. Patil among others.