The government is reported to have approved the National Mission on Natural Farming as a special scheme supported by a funding of around Rs.1,584 crore.
Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister on Monday stated that the government has approved the same to promote natural farming. However, further details regarding the scheme are yet to be disclosed.
The scheme is aimed to improve the quality of soil which is analysed to have eroded due to excess chemical farming and to solve the lack of organic carbon in the soil.
The minister also stated that the government is moving forward to ensure the prevention of further contamination of the soil by any chemical farming.
To face the serious challenge which is to save soil and solve the problems arising from the lack of organic carbon in the soil the government has re-adopted the Indian Natural Farming System for Agriculture which is an ancient farming technique and an additional 4.78 lakh hectares of land have been allocated for natural farming in 17 states.