Educated Lot Keen on Organic Farming
More than 2,500 youth showed interest in farming at the Krishi Mahotsav that concluded recently. The event began with cultural performances and a formal concluding event headed by Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, leader of opposition in Maharashtra state legislative assembly. Patil appealed to the next generation of farmers to take inspiration from their fathers to innovate in the field.
The four-day national exhibition of agriculture research, culture, and literature to farmers at Dongre Hostel Ground showcased modern as well as traditional techniques of Agriculture. The number of youths interested in taking up organic farming shot up to 18,000 this year. An event coordinator said that it was quite encouraging to see such huge number of youth showing interest in taking up organic farming. He also added that more than one lakh people from different social strata visited the exhibition. Shri Swami Samarth Agro Development Research Charitable Trust, at the event, honored 25 individuals working for the betterment of local farmers.
The chief patron of the event said that farmer’s need of the day is better access to advance technology in order to excel in organic farming. Knowledge about all the augmenting factors of agriculture were shared by different reputed companies at the event venue for free. Apart from the stalls on bio-gas, renewable energy, processing industry, agri-marketing, polyhousing and a special set-up made to showcase village life received overwhelming response. A Mahatmanagar resident said that it was a refreshing experience for Urban people to get a glimpse of village life. Stalls displaying decorative items made of wood and clay attracted women visitors, while youths enjoyed typical village delicious at the food court at the event.
By BOA Bureau