Shah: Turn to organic farming, start a new green revolution: Shah | Ahmedabad News


Gandhinagar: Highlighting the negative impact that chemical fertilizers were creating, Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah once again called on farmers to start a “new green revolution” by adopting methods natural agriculture.
Shah was virtually addressing farmers in Gandhinagar on Saturday after launching the Gujarat government’s natural farming initiative logo, mobile app and electric vans. The initiative involves marketing produce grown using natural farming methods through a chain of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs).
Shah said that over the past two years, more than 2,000,000 farmers in Gujarat have adopted natural farming. “Farmers in Gujarat have understood the benefits of natural farming and embraced it,” Shah said. “If the annadatas (providers of food) do not think about the future, the country and the land, we are heading for a great crisis.”
Shah said that as an MP for Gandhinagar, he has decided to ensure that at least 50% of the farmers in his constituency switch to natural farming. He said Gujarat should make arrangements to ensure farmers get maximum return on their natural agricultural products because only then will they adopt them.
He said that the Union Cooperation Ministry assigned Amul the responsibility of setting up laboratories where farmers adopt natural farming to certify land and products, and setting up a marketing chain. .
“Let’s start a new green revolution through natural agriculture, which preserves and conserves the land for the next few years instead of damaging it,” Shah said. “To achieve this, natural farming is the only way out.”
Shah said natural agriculture is vital for India today. “But I can definitely see that the whole world will have to accept the natural farming methods initiated by our country,” he said. “The whole world will have to accept the importance of the desi cow (which plays a major role in the natural agricultural process),” he said.
Gujarat FPOs will act as a bridge between consumers and farmers. These organizations will bring farm products to consumers after certification. It will be the first such system in the country, Shah said.
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