They spoke at a conference on Zero Budget Natural Farming organised by the Agriculture Department here today.
Thakur said overdose of fertilisers resulted in soil degradation and rendered fields barren. He said these chemicals also adversely affected the health of people.
The state government is now leaving no stone unturned to ensure effective promotion of natural farming, the chief minister said, adding that Rs 25 crore has been allotted for promotion of Zero Budget Natural Farming.
More than 430 officers of the Agriculture Department and farmers of all the districts of the state attended the conference.
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