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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that adopting organic farming is also like a service to Mother Earth by protecting the quality of the soil and its productivity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded natural farming experiments in Gujarat’s Surat district.
Practically speaking at a conclave on organic farming held on July 10 in Surat, Mr. Modi said that Surat’s success in connecting 75 farmers in each panchayat with organic farming would become an example for the entire country.
The prime minister said that the extraordinary success of the Digital India mission is the country’s answer to those who said that bringing change in a village is not easy. “Our villages have shown that villages can not only bring about change, they can also lead it,” he said.
Mr. Modi opined that if there is a people’s movement for natural farming, it will be a huge success in the coming days. “Farmers who join this movement soon will benefit greatly,” he said.
Mr. Modi said that the agricultural system is the basis of life and health of the country and its people. “India was an agricultural country by nature and culture. Therefore, as our farmer develops, as our agriculture develops and prospers, so will our country,” he said, asserting that natural farming is a means of prosperity as well as respect and service to mother earth.
“When you do natural farming, you are serving mother earth, protecting the quality of the soil and its productivity. When you do organic farming, you are serving nature and the environment. When you join natural farming, you also get the privilege of serving the Gaumata (cow),” he added.
He said that India is leading the world in sustainable lifestyle. “Therefore, now is the time to embark on the natural farming journey and take full advantage of the emerging global opportunities,” he said.
He added that the Center has created 30,000 natural farm clusters for the benefit of lakhs of farmers and one lakh hectares will be covered under the ‘Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Scheme’. He said the certified products command good prices when farmers export them.