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Organic farming seminar to be organised in Lucknow

Shruti Srivastava  |  New Delhi/ Lucknow 

In a significant initiative to discuss, share and promote assimilated approach towards sustainable agricultural practices, using information on latest research and technologies, Uttar Pradesh Council of Agricultural Research (UPCAR), Lucknow, in association with National Centre for Organic Farming, Ghaziabad, is all set to organise a national seminar on "Organic Agriculture: Hope of Posterity" in Lucknow.
"In view of the rapidly changing global climatic conditions resulting from abundant use of chemicals and synthetics, the importance of adopting strategies to provide nutritious food to the masses but also to save the fast depleting natural resources for the posterity, cannot be emphasised more," said Chandrika Prasad, director general, Uttar Pradesh Council of Agricultural Research (UPCAR).
Of late, agriculture has seen abundant usage of synthetics and chemicals and Uttar Pradesh is no exception to it. The information of advantages involved in traditional form of land cultivation needs to be disseminated not only among the farmers but also among researcher.
Therefore, through this seminar concerted efforts will be made to educate policymakers, planners, scientists and research scholars as well as small and marginal farmers about the advantages of traditional Indian agrarian system which was real organic farming to maintain the ecosystem and targeted agriculture growth.
"Organic farming is knowledge intensive rather than input intensive and therefore the views shared by esteemed scientists would not remain confined to this seminar only. Efforts will be made to release useful advisory material in simple language to be distributed among the farmers, so as to bring about a change in orientation at ground level towards organic farming," informed Dr (Mrs) Neeru, organizing secretary of the seminar of UPCAR.
The two-day seminar will seek the presence of officials from Uttar Pradesh government besides vice-chancellors of many agriculture universities, eminent scholars and scientists and some progressive farmers.

First Published: Fri, July 13 2007. 00:00 IST