HP Guv exhorts farmers to switch to natural farming

Solan: Chemical fertilisers are resulting in deadly diseases such as cancer. According to a research, the number of cancer patients in the last one-and-a-half year has increased by 25 per cent.

This was stated by Hichal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat while addressing a farmers’ meet under the Prakritik Kheti, Khushhal Kisan scheme (formulated on Subhash Palekar model of natural farming) at Dr YS Parmar Horticulture and Forestry University, Nauni, here today.

More than 800 farmers from Solan, Shimla, Bilaspur, Sirmaur and Una districts and scientists participated in this programme.