The Government of India has initiated several measures to transform agriculture to ensure the increased income of farmers during the last six years. Efforts have also been made to promote and support initiatives leading to sustainability of the system, cost reduction, market access, and better value realization for farmers. Some of these efforts include the launch of 1.0 lakh crore Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) for the creation of a postharvest value chain and 10,000 FPOs scheme for empowering farmers to access the markets etc.
Natural Farming has also been identified as a promising tool to minimize the dependence of farmers on purchased inputs and also to restore soil health. It emphasizes on the shift of agriculture practices from mono-crops to diversified multi-cropping systems. Desi cow, its dung, and urine play an important role from which various inputs such as Beejamrit, Jivamirit, and Ghan-Jivamrit are made on the farm and are the source of nutrients & life to the soil. Other traditional practices such as mulching the soil with biomass or keeping the soil covered with green cover around the year, even in the very low water availability situations are added practices that ensure sustained productivity even from the first year of adoption.
To emphasize such strategies and to deliver messages to farmers in far-flung areas of the country, the Government of Gujarat under the leadership of Hon’ble Governor Acharya Dev Vrat Ji is organizing a National Summit on Agro and Food Processing from 14th December to 16th December 2021 at Anand Gujarat.
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