Focus on organic farming: Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu


VIJAYAWADA: Vice President Mr. Venkaiah Naidu said that the development of the country is only possible if there is a corresponding growth of the food producers, the farming community. He said farmers’ efforts to produce food grains were up to the diligence of frontline Covid fighters, adding that in the eyes of farmers, farming was not a profession but a fad. of life.

Naidu was speaking after presenting the Muppavarapu-RythuNestham Foundation awards to the Swarnabharat Trust here on Saturday. The winners included farmers, scientists, agricultural officials and journalists. He congratulated Yadlapally Venkateswara Rao, who hosted the annual awards ceremony and served the farming community through the monthly magazine RythuNestham.

The Vice President said that the credit for introducing scientific approaches in the field of agriculture goes to the Indians and that there is a reference to scientific knowledge in Indian literature. He said farmers should focus on environmentally friendly farming practices because organic products sell well.

Naidu said that every farmer should set aside some of their land for environmentally friendly plantations and water conservation. He said educated youth should focus on farming and use the information provided in the form of mobile apps. He suggested that young people come forward willingly to provide technology to every farmer, and for the creation of business infrastructure and modernization of the sector.

He unveiled several books on agriculture and walked through the exhibition of modern agricultural tools set up by Rythu Nestham.

Agriculture Minister Kurasala Kannababu, Former Ministers Vadde Shobhanadriswara Rao and Kamineni Srinivas, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh in charge of South India, Kumara Swamy, farmers, agronomists, scientists and authors participated in the program.


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