Farmers urge TS Govt to set up 'Organic Agriculture University'

Farmers urge TS Govt to set up
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The Organic Agriculture Farmers urged Telangana State Government to set up an Organic Agriculture University in the state

Hyderabad: The Organic Agriculture Farmers urged Telangana State Government to set up an “Organic Agriculture University” in the state.

Speaking on the occasion of inauguration of 3-day Natural and Organic Products Mela on Friday at Night Bazar at Shilparamam at Madhapur, Dinesh Dattatreya Kulkarni, All India Organising Secretary of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh said that it would help promote Organic Farming and Products Education, Research and Promote organic farming.

Gujarat state made an announcement to this effect and urged Guttha Sukhender Reddy, Chairman of Telangana Rashtra Rythu Samanvaya Samithi (TRRSS) who was on the dias to take this proposal forward the Chief Minister of Telangana.

Responding, Sukhender Reddy assured that he would take up the matter with the K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Chief Minister.

Speaking immediately after inaugurating the mela, Reddy said agriculture is dependent on nature. And the nature is mishandled by us.

The mela was inaugurated besides the traditional lighting the lamp, but symbolically Chief Guest trying his hand at Ancient Hand Operated Mill Stone(Rock Flour)”

S.B Home Appliances showcased Jowari Roti, Bajra Roti Making Machine. The domestic model makes 60 routes and Commercial 100 in one hour. He sold 1000 machines in Hyderabad. According to its inventor, the 69 years old Y. Suresh Babu, a patent is pending for the same.

Cheffarmer showcased Gluten Free, 100% Millets And Jaggery Biscuits. They have been selling these biscuits to ITDA schools.They working towards expanding their distribution. They have also filed for patent which is pending.

A novel crop and plant protection equipment from Animals and Birds, innovative agriculture equipment were displayed.

Packaging has revolutionised the presentation of many products and improved shelf life. Leafy Organics introduced a novel packaging for leafy vegetables and they are also home delivering fresh, leafy vegetables. They displayed their products.

Home Corp which promotes home farming showcased smart grow bags. Cities are going to be new farms, says it.

The three day mela was organised with single motive to make agriculture profitable to farmers.

The mela spread the message loud and clear that “Organic farming is the future of the food and land”. Whole nation has to travel towards organic way of life. We need to adopt ancient lifestyle.

Others stalls that drew public attention include Natural and Organic Products, Naturally dyed and up cycled textile crafts; bamboo toothbrush made up of 100% biodegradable material. Tooth brushes are made without using plastic material as is customary.

DEAL—Destination for Essential Alternative, a start-up has come out with recycled Agarbathis(Incense sticks) made out of used flowers from temples.

Over 100 stall were set up. Some of these exhibitors include: Charaka Dairy, Home Crop, Varsha Bio Science & Technology, Sun Crop, K. N. Bio Science, Raithu Nestham, Meon Organic; Sawbhagya Bio-Tech; Pranathi Resorts, Palle Srujana, Adya Naturals.

Unlike many Melas this Mela is being organised by Organic Farmers Bodies for the Farmers and general public.

Gau Adaritha Prakrithi Vyavasayadarula Sangham in association with Ekalavya Foundation, Grama Bharathi, Rythu Nestham Foundation, Bharatiya Kisan Sangham is organising the mela.

The mela will go on till March 3. It is open to public from 10 am to 9 pm. All are welcome and there is no entry fee

Along with Gutta Sukhender Reddy, Telangana Rashtra Rythu Samanvaya Samithi (TRRSS), L. Venkarram Reddy, Commissioner of Horticulture Dept, Govt of Telangana; Dinesh Dattatreya Kulakarni, All India Organizing Secretary, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh and others grace the inaugural.

There were Seminars, Workshops, Knowledge Sharing Sessions. They are organised every day from 3pm onwards

Nearly 20,000 farmers and general public are expected in all the three days put together.

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