Vrindavan, Dec. 18: An inspirational seminar on "Organic Farming'' was held at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir on December 17. The seminar was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Farmers Welfare, Jaivik Krishi Kendra and PGS-India Organic. Nearly 700 farmers including 15 village Pradhans participated in the seminar.
Discussions related to techniques of organic farming took place at the seminar. Some of the experts in the field like, Sri Jagat Singh, Director, National Centre of Organic Farming, Sri Ranveer Singh, Dr. Pankaj Verma, Dr. Krishna Chandra and Sri Sunil Sharma, Chief, Kalyanam Karoti, a Charitable Organization presented various ideas to the famers. Some of the topics that were discussed were the harm caused by chemical fertilizers and organic methods to counteract them, dealing with salinity in the water for irrigation, biodynamic farming, Rishi agriculture, panchgavya farming, and production of bio-fertilizer. The farmers expressed their problems and concerns while the experts discussed solutions. Organic seeds were later distributed to the farmers.
On the occasion, Director, Akshaya Patra Foundation and Vice President, Communications, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, Sri Bharatarshabha Dasa said that Srila Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of ISKCON, championed the cause of organic farming and cow protection. He said that Srila Prabhupada envisaged sustainable village communities centered on cow-based organic farming.
Sri Bharatarshabha Dasa concluded that organizing this seminar was a small step on the part of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir in realizing Srila Prabhupada’s vision.
The Deputy Director of the Uttar Pradesh government’s Vraj Tirth Vikas Parishad, Sri Sailajakant Misra graced the occasion.