Agro-scientists should make organic farming beneficial: Gouverneur | Ahmedabad News


Gandhinagar: Governor Acharya Devvrat on Tuesday called on agronomists to work on inventions to facilitate agriculture and help farmers turn to natural growing methods. He said this during the inauguration of a three-day pre-Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS) event on agro and food processing at Anand Agricultural University on Tuesday.
The event also saw the signing of memoranda of understanding proposing an investment of Rs 2,359 crore in the agricultural sector, including the establishment of two ethanol plants with a capacity of 650 kiloliters per day as well as an agro-green e-commerce project.
The governor said nature has been severely damaged due to the heavy use of chemicals in agriculture. “If we turn to organic farming, we can protect nature and maintain good health. This is an urgent time to avoid the harmful effects of chemicals, ”the governor said in an official statement.
Emphasizing that there is a need for more research in agriculture, he asked scientists for inventions that make farming easier and also help farmers switch to natural farming methods.
On the occasion, the governor and other dignitaries, including Union Minister Parshottam Rupala, virtually inaugurated an agricultural college in Porbandar, a fishing school building in Navsari and launched a website on the natural agriculture.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address the farewell function of the event.
The summit, held under the theme “Agro and Food Processing: Entering a New Era of Atmanirbhar Krishi Cooperation” will see the participation of more than 5,000 farmers from across the country and officials from 23 states.

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