NGO educates people on shifting back to traditional agri system

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 20:   “We the Human”   – a  Non-Governmental Organisation  today conducted  a special camp for creating awareness among the people/ farmers on shirting back to traditional agriculture system and also a medical camp at Sangrampur in Marh  area of district Jammu.
Addressing farmers, A K Verma,  resource person of the Trust (NGO) exhorted farmers to shift back to traditional system of agricultural farming, which is need of the hour and necessary for human survival and restoration of damages caused to nature and environment by excessive use of toxic chemical pesticides, insecticides and chemical synthetic fertilizers.
He narrated that the ecological balance of soil is badly disturbed due to excessive use of toxic chemical pesticides, insecticides  and chemical synthetic fertilizers and other mal- practices like burning of the roots and left over material on soil in agricultural/ paddy fields by the farmers, which not only burns all micro and macro nutrients of the soil but also destroys soil friendly germs and  good pathogens/ worms. This also adds up to lot of environmental pollution. Verma asked the farmers to move towards integrated agricultural farming system, which is only way to achieve target of doubling farmers’ income in next three to four years.
Founder members of the Trust PK Ganju, S. Prem Singh, noted environmentalist RS Jasrotia, YS Manhas, besides several Kissan leaders including Kulbhushan Khajuria and Ashwani Sharma also addressed a gathering.
They suggested to minimize the use of plastic/ polythene in their day today life which has not only caused damage to our environment but also endangered animals’ life. Plastic polythene is non biodegradable and it takes a period between 500-1000 years to get the same absorbed in soil of earth. Giving example, the speakers said that the mouth cleft problem among newly born is mostly due to intake of harmful diet by mothers during their pregnancy period and also because of intake of milk of cows who eat up polythene bags from garbage. They appealed all present in the function to say no to use of plastic toys, cups, glasses, polythene bags and junk food packed in plastics.
Later, twenty school bags were distributed among orphan or single parent poor children of Sangrampur Panchayat. A medical camp was also  organized for the locals of the area.


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