Lucknow. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that for the food grains being produced by natural farming, action is being taken to set up testing labs in all 18 mandals in the first phase. At the same time, we have started taking forward the work of systematic marketing by making a separate arrangement in each mandi so that the farmers of natural farming can get fair price. Apart from this, the state government is making special efforts at its level to promote natural farming in seven districts of Bundelkhand. CM Yogi said these things while participating virtually in the program organized by NITI Aayog in New Delhi on Monday. NITI Aayog had organized a one day National Workshop on Cow Based Natural Farming and Innovative Agriculture. CM Yogi also gave some suggestions at the end of his address. NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar appreciated the efforts of the state government for natural farming. During this, CM Yogi said that we are grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that natural farming has been given place in the Union Budget as well. I am happy to inform that with the inspiration of PM, in 2020, we took out Namami Gange Yatra in the state. After this, we had organized a special workshop in the state, in which more than 700 trainers associated with natural farming took part.
In Uttar Pradesh, we are taking forward natural farming in a large area and we have got to see very good and miraculous results of it. Especially under Namami Gange and Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana, organic farming has been promoted in the first phase in the state in the last three years and since 2020, many innovations have been done in this area by adopting natural farming. Under the Namami Gange scheme, we are taking forward a big campaign to connect more than two lakh farmers in 27 districts of the state, including horticulture and agro-forestry in natural farming within 10 km along the banks of the Ganges. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Chief Minister Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur, Chief Minister Uttarakhand Pushkar Singh Dhami, Chief Minister Andhra Pradesh Jagan Mohan Reddy, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Agriculture Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Surya Pratap Shahi. etc. were present.
By joining natural farming, many farmers are witnessing the liberation of Mother Earth from poison: Yogi
CM Yogi said that I am happy to inform that when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a virtual dialogue on natural farming on 16 December 2021, at that time one lakh 65 thousand farmers in all 825 development blocks of the state including 1055 farmers of the state. directly linked to agriculture. The government is running many such programs in the state, through which progressive farmers have increased their income manifold by reducing their cost through natural farming. We also honor them from time to time. There are many of our farmers in the state who, by joining natural farming, are witnessing this campaign and to free Mother Earth from poison.