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School students, teachers attend organic farming workshop

Udhagamandalam: Over 200 school students and teachers from faculties within the Nilgiris district underwent coaching in natural farming at a workshop held right here on Saturday.
The tournament, ‘Touch the Soil, Save the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve’, used to be organised by way of NEST, a social organization in association with the department of surroundings and National Green Corps. It used to be inaugurated by way of joint director of horticulture Shiva Subramaniam Samraj, who planting a seedling, instead of lighting fixtures a lamp.

“More consciousness is being created about natural farming after the Nilgiris collector offered the concept that of ‘One Farmer, One Cent’. Supported by way of the National Green Corps, the programme will create a mark within the district,” the legit mentioned.

Lab checks have revealed that the water from the hills achieving Mettupalayam and Bhavanisagar River contains chemical particles, Samraj mentioned, “It is all as a result of the fertilizers and insecticides used by the farmers within the hills.”

Pointing out that weeds may well be used as manure, the legit mentioned, “The soil of the Nilgiris is nothing however gold.”

All faculties as well as faculties within the district will likely be roped in underneath the programme within the coming days to make the hills a total natural district, managing trustee of NEST V Sivadas mentioned.

The students have been encouraged to do natural farming on their school campus and as well as at their houses. Flower saplings have been dispensed to the scholars and teachers.

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