‘Agriculture only way to strengthen nation, spread message of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Aug 2017 11:57:07

Staff Reporter,

“AGRICULTURE is being practised in India since human civilisation and its ancient techniques are much advanced than modern science. Title of agriculture dominating country is not fully correct as the country has been given status of ‘Gau Krishi Vanijyam’ in Rigveda for cow based farming. Instead of promoting conventional agriculture patterns agricultural education has been influenced by western culture in India.

There is need to revive ancient agriculture techniques with utmost use of bio-diversity to improve quality of foodgrains and profit ratio of farmers. Agriculture is the only way to strengthen the country and spread the message of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ throughout the world,” says Dinesh Kulkarni, National President of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) while addressing a farmers’ training programme. Dinesh Kulkarni added that, “It is a disappointing fact that even after having status of surplus agricultural, vegetable and fruits production, the country failed in providing genuine benefits to farmers for their hardwork.

Farmers also need to curtail their expenditure and avoid use of chemical-based fertilisers and pesticides to increase their income. He said that Indian agriculture will never lose its existence but prevailing circumstances is not favourable for conventional farmers. Following absence of awareness and dearth of facilities, around 2,000 farmers are walking way from agriculture every day and corporate houses entering the agriculture sector with advanced resources. He emphasised over developing agriculture based cottage and small industries to develop new employment opportunities and increase profit ratio of farmers.

Kulkarni also informed about significance of ancient science in climate prediction that was 85 per cent correct against existing advanced resources of Meteorology Department. The three-day camp concluded with lecture ‘Kal, Aaj aur Kal’ organised by Bharatiya Kisan Sangh Madhya Pradesh at Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University auditorium on Saturday. Keynote speaker on the occasion was Bharatiya Kisan Sangh National Organisation Secretary Dinesh Kulkarni, while JNAU Director Extension Dr P K Bisen presided over the programme.

The programme was inaugurated with lighting of traditional lamp and worship of Goddess Saraswati at the hands of guests. Regional Publicity In-charge Raghvendra Singh Patel informed that a total of 153 farmers representing 18 districts attended the three-day training programme. Farmers were distributed in five different groups and attended training sessions in different phases. The three-day programme was organised to discuss and redress problems of farmers for raising their voice before the Government.

 Besides this, farmers were given valuable information for adopting necessary measures for better agriculture production and taking benefits of Government run schemes. Regional Organisation Secreatary, Shivkant Dixit, former Minister, Ajay Vishnoi, former Agriculture Minister, Ramkrishna Kusmaria, MLA, Nandini Maravi, Ashish Dubey, former president, Rambharose Vasotia, national working committee, member, Pramod Choudhary, Regional Organisation Secretary, Bharat Patel, State Treasurer, Omnarayan Pachori, Regional General Secretary, Narayan Singh, Regional Publicity Head, Raghvendra Singh Patel, Regional Vice-President, Nandkishore Paroha, Pukhraj Singh Chandel, District President, Prahlad Singh Patel, Secretary, Mohan Tiwari, Bharatiya Janata Party, District President (rural), Shiv Patel, Dr Jitendra Jamdar, Manish Pandey, Hubbilal Maravi, Rajkishore Raghuvanshi and others were present.