Nagpur: A workshop on organic farming was held at Pachgaon, Umrer taluka of Nagpur district on July 4, under the joint auspices of Sansad Adarsh Gram, Agriculture department, Kshetriya Jaivik Kheti (bio-farming) Kendra Gondkhairi and Agriculture Ministry, Govt of India.
The workshop (karyashala) was inaugurated in the prominent presence of Union transport minister Nitini Gadkari, Ramtek MP Kripal Tumane, Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawade, Maharashtra water supply minister Babanrao Lonikar, MLA Umrer Sudhir Parve, agriculture director (quality control) Jayant Deshmukh, chairman Umrer PS, vice chairman Umrer PS, ZP members and PS members, Nagpur district collector Sachin Kurve, CEO ZP Shivajirao Jondhale and others.
In her introductory remarks district agriculture superintendent Dr Archana Kadu outlined the purpose of observing Krushi Jagruti Saptah, from July 1 to 7, with a view to carry to all village-farmers the awareness about agricultural activities and modern means to do effective farming.
Jayant Deshmukh enlightened the farmers on how to maintain healthy fields for farming, and abide by ‘per drop more crop’ formula for abundant growth.
Dr Langhania of Citrus Fruit Research Centre, Nagpur dwelt on plantation of citrus category fruits.
Collector, Nagpur, Sachin Kurve informed that a plan worth Rs 28 crores has been sanctioned for Pachgaon.
In his presidential address, Nitin Dagkari stressed the need for development of earth-worm fertilizer in each house so that organic farming may get more and more attraction.
Other guests also expressed their valuable views on this occasion.
CEO, ZP Nagpur, Shivaji Rao Jondhale proposed the vote of thanks.
A large number of SDOs, tahsildars, government and local body officials and representatives of various departments and bodies as well as farmers were present on the occasion.