A DAY OF ORGANIC FARMING IN PALAMPUR
Organic farming is a way of farming which excludes the use of chemicals, fertilizers, insecticides etc. It is primarily based on the principles of use of natural organic inputs, organic farming helps in achieving sustainable development of natural resources.
It’s a beautiful day in Himachal where we (hari, lekha, koshish) with our mentor Miss.Manju went on a exposure visit with the farmers (28 female and 12male)to the agriculture university where farmers where engaged in a learning process conducted by Mr.Maneesh and Mr.Rakesh where they educated them about the use of various organic methods of farming like vermiwash, him compost, storage of dung and other waste and also how to prepare the own fertilizers at home. Farmers are the back bone of India, where we make our back strong by doing exercise jagori is doing the same way exercising the farmers by conducting a programs and others seminars which helps the farmers as well as the society in a sustainable way.
Demonstration of SRI (System of Rice Intensification)
We hosted forty two farmer trainings on bio-pesticides in seventeen different villages; in which 62 farmers (8 male and 54 female) participated in the training of bio-pesticide. The motive of the meetings was to reduce farmers’ dependence on fertilizer (NPK) and chemicals from the market, as synthetic fertilizers are costly and unreliable. The sixty two farmers use four different kinds of the bio-pesticide quantity 1300 liter and use in 580 kernals of the agriculture land, they were trained or more learnt about organic practices and use Bio- pesticide. The following kinds of bio pesticides were demonstrated: We made four different kind of pesticide Amrit ghol, Mattaka khaad, Keetnashak, Panch-gabya.
Dialogs with farmer on Natural Resource (Jan Jal Jameen and Jangal)
The main motives of dialogs is discuss the issues on degradation and deterioration of natural resource and to sensitize farmers about the impact on the natural resource and future generation and to motivate farmers to plant sapling in the name of their daughters in which 235 farmers participated. The dialogs discuss by environment expert Sh Kulbhashan Upmanu.
The forest festival is major component of SAFAL Program. The main objectives of the Forest Festival were: to increase green cover in these areas, and to increase local residents’ access to fresh fruit, which is a central component of a healthy, nutritious diet.
In this festival we planted 7000 plants of mango, Citrus (Nimbu, malta, orange, lemon) apricot, Guava, Amla, Papaya, Bill Jack fruit, and plum in 32 villages of Rait and Dharamshala Block in youth collectives, farmer collectives, and women collectives. During the Van Mahotsav our reached out is 6000.
Two workshops on Traditional farming and organic vegetable
The main motives of the workshop is to enhance the knowledge of organic agriculture practices, and increase the use of organic manure and knowledge of harmful effect of pesticide and chemical farming on human beings as well as soil, and 75 farmers trained on organic practices and more learnt about the organic bio-pesticide.