Agri Minister Tomar launched a website for National Mission on Natural Farming
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched a website/portal for the National Mission on Natural Farming (NMNF) on Thursday for the benefit of farmers. The agricultural ministry unveiled the NMNF site (http://naturalfarming.dac.gov.in) during the inaugural steering committee meeting of the National Natural Farming Mission here.
The portal offers all of the mission’s information, including the implementation outline, resources, implementation progress, farmer registration, a blog, and other useful information for farmers. According to an official statement, this website will also aid in the promotion of natural farming in the country.
Tomar, who chaired the group, stated that the country’s mission of natural farming would be carried out with everyone’s help.
In this regard, the minister directed the officers to work with state governments and central ministries to facilitate market linkage, allowing farmers to sell their products more easily.
The conference was attended by Union Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Uttar Pradesh Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi, Union Agriculture Secretary Manoj Ahuja, and top officers from several ministries.
The Jal Shakti Minister stated that his ministry has developed a plan to encourage natural farming and has identified 75 Sahakar Ganga villages in the first phase by signing an MoU with Sahkar Bharti, and farmers have received training.
According to the UP Agriculture Minister, the Namami Gange Project has begun to promote natural farming in the state. A goal has been established to work in each block, and master training has taken place.
The committee heard that more than 4.78 lakh hectares of additional land had been designated for natural farming in 17 states beginning in December 2021. Natural farming has been initiated by 7.33 lakh farmers.
Approximately 23,000 programmes for farmer sanitation and training have been organised. Natural farming is being practised on 1.48 lakh hectares of land along the Ganga’s banks in four states, according to the statement.