1.71 lakh farmers grow chemical-free crops in Himachal


Shimla, Sep 11 (IANS) A sum of 1.71 lakh ranchers in Himachal Pradesh are developing synthetic free harvests, an assertion said on Sunday. An internet based entrance for certificate of 50,000 ranchers doing normal cultivating will likewise be created, it expressed.

Ranchers are additionally cheerful by utilizing regular assets without the utilization of substance composts or showering pesticides. This has been made conceivable under the express government’s leader program – – Prakritik Kheti Khushal Kisan Yojana.


With the impetuses of the public authority, the tendency of the ranchers towards regular cultivating has expanded many folds in the state. Arranged towards compound compost free cultivating, the ladies are assuming a significant part in taking Himachal forward in the creation of normal yields, an authority articulation said.

Occupants of Panjayanu town in Pangana subtehsil of Mandi area have set a model by embracing normal cultivating.

Nearby rancher Leena Sharma has enlivened residents to embrace regular cultivating by setting a model. She had an opportunity to take part in the instructional course of rural researcher and Padma Shri Subhash Palekar coordinated by the Department of Agriculture.

After this, Leena began normal cultivating in her fields and with her motivation today around 30 groups of the town have embraced it.

One more lady from the town, Satya Devi, has turned into an expert coach of regular cultivating. Aside from conventional yields, groundnut, garlic, stew, beats, beans, tomato, brinjal, capsicum, linseed and coriander are being developed in the town.

Regular cultivating has expanded the productivity and richness of their fields, while their pay has likewise expanded.

Official information says regarding 9,421 hectares is being developed through regular methods by 1.71 lakh ranchers of the state.

For this monetary, the state has set an objective of bringing 50,000 sections of land under normal cultivating. Furthermore, 50,000 ranchers will be guaranteed as regular ranchers. An internet based entrance is likewise being produced for this.

Top state leader Narendra Modi has additionally valued the model of regular cultivating in Himachal Pradesh on public discussions.

The point of Prakritik Kheti, Khushal Kisan Yojana is to increment pay by diminishing the expense of yield creation, to save soil and people from the evil impacts of synthetic cultivating.

Under this plan, the arrangement of native cow compost and cow pee (gau mutra) and some neighborhood vegetation is utilized for showering crops instead of substance pesticides.

For making contributions to be utilized in regular cultivating, ranchers are being given 75% sponsorship on drums subject to a limit of Rs 750 for every drum.

A rancher family can get this advantage on three such drums. A sum of 80% endowment is being given to Gaushala Parivartan for making the Gaushalas or cow sheds and gathering cow pee, with a most extreme restriction of Rs 8,000.

For the stockpile of data sources utilized in normal cultivating, there is likewise an arrangement of help of up to Rs 10,000 for opening regular cultivating asset saves in every town.

Up to this point, about Rs 58.46 crore has been spent under the Pratikriti Kheti Khushal Kisan Yojana.

Aside from fostering a characteristic cultivating model in each of the 3,615 panchayats, work is being finished to change over 100 towns into normal cultivating towns.

Determined to make the ranchers confident, an objective of laying out 10 new FPOs (Farmer-Producer Organization) in light of regular cultivating has been set up in the state.