TAMIL NADU

“Organic farming needs to be supported and promoted”

GO GREEN: Organic farming scientist G. Nammalvar inaugurating the ‘Green Shop’ at Navalar Nagar on Bypass Road in Madurai on Sunday.

GO GREEN: Organic farming scientist G. Nammalvar inaugurating the ‘Green Shop’ at Navalar Nagar on Bypass Road in Madurai on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: S. James.

Staff Reporter

We are losing many of our indigenous tradition: scientist

MADURAI: We are moving away from nature and are losing many of our indigenous tradition and culture and to save ourselves from this crisis, organic farming needs to be supported and promoted said, G.Nammalvar, organic farming scientist.

Speaking after inaugurating the ‘Pasumai Angadi’ (Green Shop) on Sunday here at Navalar Nagar in Bypass Road, he said that Indian agriculture is in crisis and almost all farmers today face problems because of the adoption of wrong agriculture practices.

Land has become infertile due to these practice. Due to change in lifestyle people can be seen spending a good portion of their earnings on medicines to maintain good health.

He also stated that it’s necessary to create awareness among the people on the need for the production and consumption of chemical-free foods.

Sustain organic farming

Mr.Nammalvar opined that for the existence of mankind, the practice of organic farming needs to be sustained. For this, production and consumption of locally grown food is essential.

Raja, popular debater, in his address said that post-colonial India has seen many developments in various fields, but not in agriculture which has seen a lot of farmers committing suicides. He also said that water had become scarce and we all go for bottled water, which is not a healthy sign.

Former MP Maya Thevar, said that both the Union and State Government should take necessary steps to protect the lives of agricultural labourers.

This shop is stated to be the fifth in Tamil Nadu and it offers organically grown rice, pulses, vegetables and other commodities. N.S.Parthasarathy, trustee of the Green Shop welcomed the gathering.

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