Around 2,000 of State Panchayats were brought under natural farming of Himachal Pradesh

Last modified:2019-12-12

Around 2,000 of State Panchayats were brought under natural farming of Himachal Pradesh

Under Prakritik Kheti Khushhal Kissan Yojana of Himachal Pradesh around 2,209 panchayats were brought under natural farming.

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2000 Panchayats under natural farming:

The Himachal Pradesh state government announced that a total of 2,209 panchayats out of the total 3,226 had been brought under the of natural farming under Prakritik Kheti Khushhal Kissan Yojana. The announcement was made by the Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi on 29 October of the state-level Task Force for Promotion of Organic and Zero Budget Natural Farming.

Natural farming:

Natural farming is a farming technique that requires no ploughing or tilting or the use of chemical fertilizers. Horticulture plays an important role in the adoption of natural farming by farmers.


♦ The state government has decided to train 50,000 farmers in 2019. Earlier under the scheme, 20,579 farmers have been trained. Of the trained farmers, 15,391 have started practicing natural farming in their fields. 
♦ The government will prepare a list of practices for different crops under natural farming for the farmers. 
♦ Events will be organized to encourage and support natural farming.
♦ A master trainer will hold a maximum of five training sessions per month until March 2020.
♦ An additional amount of Rs.2,500 per month for block technology manager and assistant technology manager who are recruited under the Agricultural Technology Management Agency on performance basis till March 2020 has been announced.

Prakritik kheti-khushhal Kisan Scheme:

The Himachal Pradesh state government launched Prakritik kheti-khushhal Kisan Scheme in order to encourage Zero Budget Natural Farming in the state. A budget provision of Rs. 25 crore has been allocated under the scheme. Under the scheme, the farmers will be provided training, necessary equipment, bio-pesticides, bio-insecticides, etc.

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