Kisan Pathshalas to educate 10 lakh UP farmers on soil nutrition

BIJNOR: In a move aimed at improving soil health, the state government will be organising ‘Kisan Pathshalas’ across the state from December 5. The step was taken after the agriculture department raised the alarm over rampant use of pesticides and other chemicals in agricultural produce directly affecting the health of both soil and consumers. Experts and agricultural scientists will train selected farmers on soil health and other aspects of improved agricultural techniques.
Pesticide poisoning has been a pressing concern in the country, with more than 40 deaths reported in Maharashtra alone in October this year. More than 700 other farmers affected by the poisoning were admitted in hospital.