State finally asks Palekar to help with farm distress

March 5, 2016 0 Comments

Nagpur, Feb 28: Soon after his name was declared this January as winner of Padma Shri award, natural farmer and trainer Subhash Palekar had expressed the anguish that while millions of farmers across the country adopted his technique of sustainable agriculture, Maharashtra government had never consulted him. He had said in an interview to this correspondent that his zero-budget natural farming could be the key to never-ending agrarian crisis and farmers’ suicide haunting the state for last two decades.