raipur: students will receive advice on organic farming and how to grow vegetables | Raipur News

Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government is ready to introduce organic farming involving school students in the state.
The plan will be implemented from the day of Akshay Tritiya also called “Akti” which falls on May 3. Initially, upper secondary schools are being considered for this initiative along with agricultural education. Children will grow vegetables in schools and will be called their vegetable gardens. Vegetables will be used in their midday meal.
The faculty of agriculture is operational in 214 senior secondary schools in the state. A minimum of four acres of land is available to schools for the study of agriculture, according to an official statement.
Organic farming will be done according to the instructions of the education department. The department also asked to ensure the availability of soil, organic seeds, vermicompost manure and cow urine. For organic farming, scientists and officers from Krishi Vigyan Kendra and the relevant district horticulture department will be asked for help.
Schools can be the best way to spread the concept of organic farming. Children will be trained in this work and it will help them develop a passion for organic farming. In schools in urban areas, where land for vegetable gardens is not available, vegetables will be planted in pots. Green vegetables like a squash, kumhra, taroi, bitter gourd will be planted in pots. These activities will increase children’s interest in nature and instill in them a sense of preserving the environment, the statement said.
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