- A six-day training workshop witnessed attendance from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra
- The workshop was spearheaded by veteran Indian agriculturist and Padma Shri Awardee Subhash Palekar
Mumbai, Bharatpur: Lupin Foundation organised a six-day residential workshop on natural farming, aimed at training Indian farmers on innovative, cost-effective and environment-friendly natural farming techniques. Padma Shri Awardee Subhash Palekar planned and delivered the lectures with demonstration sessions and also provided guidance on making farm-use products such as Jeevaamrit, Beejamrit, Gan Jeevaamrit and other bio-pesticides. More than 7000 farmers from various states – including Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra – participated in the training camp.
Earlier this year, Hon. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the promotion of Zero Budget Natural Farming in the Union Budget 2019 to boost farmer’s income and save them from the debt trap. Zero Budget Natural Farming is an accepted practise in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh with widespread adoption – over 30 million farmers practise this approach.
Key government officials that attended the workshop included Dr. Subhash Garg, Minister Of Technical Education And Health, Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur; Mr. Chandra Mohan Sharma, Addl.PS to Minister of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India, New Delhi; Mr. Ajay Shankar Singh, Chief Comptroller, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi; Mr. Bhajan Lal Jatav, State Minister of Agriculture & Home Guard, Govt. of Rajasthan; and Mr. Kailash Choudhary, Union State Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfares, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Sitaram Gupta, Executive Director, Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation, said, “We are eager and enthusiastic about this initiative. This programme aims to complement our Government’s efforts towards doubling of farmer’s income by 2022. Lupin Foundation is aiming to improve income for farmers by aligning with Natural Farming. We would train the farmers and equip them with the knowledge on how farming is done in sync with the nature, so as to cut down farming expenditure drastically.”
This is yet another initiative from Lupin Foundation that aims to perform activities aligned with the government’s objectives – in this case, creating opportunities for uplifting farmers in India.
About Lupin Foundation
Three decades ago, Lupin Human Welfare & Research Foundation (LHWRF), widely known as Lupin Foundation began a quest for transforming rural landscapes by reaching out to millions through its rural development initiative with an indomitable passion for bringing smiles on the faces of poor people living in the most deprived, desolate and discreet villages of India.
Established on 2nd October 1988, on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, it began as an independent entity promoted by Lupin Limited – a pharmaceutical giant for implementing CSR activities all over India. This absorbing journey of last 30 years has taken the organisation beyond CSR activities and evolved into a prominent corporate NGO in the country engaged in hands-on implementation of development programmes.
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