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Government To Train Farmers In Cow Based Natural Farming Under BPKP Scheme

Under the Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati (BPKP) scheme, the Uttar Pradesh government will begin training farmers in cow-based natural farming.

Chintu Das
Cow Based Natural Farming
Cow Based Natural Farming

Under the Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Paddhati (BPKP) scheme, the Uttar Pradesh government will begin training farmers in cow-based natural farming.

In the divisions of Lucknow, Kanpur, Ayodhya, Devipatan, Basti, Gorakhpur, Gorakhpur, Azamgarh, Varanasi, Vindhyachal, Aligarh, Prayagraj, Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Bareilly, Saharanpur, Meerut, and Moradabad, the agricultural department will conduct two-day training programmes.

Traditional farming using cow dung and urine is known as cow-based natural farming. There are no external chemical or organic fertilisers used.

It has various advantages. It will also help farmers raise their income, save natural resources and the environment, and offer optimum nutrition to the crop. Farmers will be trained beginning May 24 and continuing until June 9. The State Agricultural Management Institute, Rahman Kheda, in Lucknow, will host the training. Farmers who have been trained will go on to become master trainers in their districts.

About Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) Scheme

For the development of traditional indigenous traditions, the government has been implementing Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) as a sub-scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2020-21. The scheme focuses on eliminating all synthetic chemical inputs and promoting on-farm biomass recycling, with a focus on biomass mulching, cow dung-urine formulations, plant-based preparations, and soil aeration at regular intervals. Cluster development, capacity building, continual hand holding by trained personnel, certification, and residue analysis are all covered by the BPKP, which provides financial support of Rs 12200/ha for three years.

A total of 4.9 lakh hectares have been covered in eight states, and Rs. 4980.99 lakh has been disbursed. So yet, under the BPKP scheme, Telangana has not adopted natural farming.

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