On New Year’s Eve, Prime Minister Modi urges farmers to switch to chemical-free farming

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that one of the ways to save our planet from sterility is organic farming, urging farmers to adopt a chemical-free method of cultivation. Speaking on the release of the 10th financial benefit installment under PM-KISAN, the Prime Minister said, “Chemical-free agriculture is a great way to save our earth from barrenness. Therefore, last year the country launched yet another visionary effort – Natural Farming. I urge my farmer friends to switch to chemical-free agriculture. Today, as we enter 2022, it is the year to engage in new challenges. “

He added that an initiative had also been launched for farmers where they would get money through crop residues, stubble, etc. set up across the country to make biofuel from agricultural residues, ”he said.

Prime Minister Modi said more than Rs 1.8 crore lakh has been transferred directly to farmers’ accounts under the PM-KISAN program. Today, this Samman Nidhi is very useful for their small expenses, he added. “Today, the Gobardhan project is taking place in the country, thanks to this incentive to produce biogas in the villages. Plants are being set up across the country to increase the use of biogas. Millions of tonnes of quality organic manure will also be produced each year from these plants, which will be available to farmers at low cost, ”added PM Modi.

He added that our agricultural commodity organizations (OPAs) have a big role to play in mobilizing the growing potential of smallholder farmers in the country. During the event, the Prime Minister also provided a capital grant of over Rs 14 crore to around 351 Farm Producers’ Organizations (FOs), which will benefit more than 1.24 lakh of farmers.

According to an official statement from the Prime Minister’s office, this is in line with the government’s continued commitment and determination to empower grassroots farmers. This will allow the transfer of an amount of more than 20,000 crore rupees to more than 10 crore of beneficiary farm families, the PMO said.

Under the PM-KISAN scheme, a financial benefit of Rs 6,000 per year is granted to eligible beneficiary farming families, payable in three equal quarterly installments of Rs 2,000 each. The fund is transferred directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. In this scheme, Samman Rashi of over Rs 1.6 lakh crore has been transferred to farming families so far. (ANI)

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