Convention on Natural Farming was held at Surat this morning, which was a part of 75 years of independence celebrations. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel attended the meeting, while Prime minister Narendra Modi joined in virtually. He addressed the convention and talked about how this campaign of natural farming has taken off in the state and how Surat can become an example for other cities across the country.
Talking about the importance of collective efforts, PM Modi said, “In the amrit kaal, the sense of ‘Sabka Prayaas’ is the base for the speed of the country’s development, which is guiding our journey of development. The responsibility for the work that is being done for the villages and poor has been given to citizens and gram panchayats.”
Highlighting natural farming, PM Modi said that adopting this model is serving Mother Nature. Mass adoption in the country will lead to a healthier and prosperous future. “At the basis of our life, our health, our society is our agriculture system. India has been an agriculture-based country by nature and culture. Therefore, as our farmer progresses, as our agriculture progresses and prospers, so will our country progress,” he said.
Furthermore, PM Modi applauded Gujarat’s contribution to promoting the natural farming scheme. He said that all other states and cities will be inspired by Gujarat’s progress in the field. “This mass movement regarding natural farming will also be widely successful in the coming years. The sooner farmers join this movement, the greater they will reap its benefits,” he said.
PM Modi said that under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) farmers are being given resources, facilities, and support. Under this scheme, 30,000 clusters have been created in the country, and lakhs of farmers are getting the benefit of this, he said.