Himachal to become land of Inspiration in Agriculture: Arlekar

Governor presided over closing ceremony of the National KVK Conference


Himachal is moving towards becoming a natural farming State. Therefore, Devbhoomi should be the ‘Land of Motivation’ for other states of the country and it should play the role of a major center in the matter of natural farming for all Krishi Vigyan Kendras across the country  said Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Governor of Himachal Pradesh.

He was presiding over the valedictory function of the two-day 12th Biennial National Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference organized under the aegis of Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry and Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi at Nauni University, Solan .

He said that the Indian economy has always been based on agriculture but unfortunately, the direction of this economy began to be developed on foreign models. The understanding of the subject was in us, it started changing and the Institutions which were responsible for adopting our own thoughts were also influenced by the western thoughts, he added. Expressing contentment, he said that in the last few years this thinking has started changing which also brings drastic change in the agriculture sector as well.

Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar said that since we were following the western model, the productivity of land in agriculture has decreased rapidly. He added that its solution lies in our traditional agriculture.