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New Delhi : In a recent development, the Madhya Pradesh government has announced that it will give Rs 900 per month. It will be given if they rear indigenous cows. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made this announcement while addressing the workshop of NITI Aayog on Agriculture on Monday. Chouhan also announced the formation of Madhya Pradesh Natural Agriculture Development Board to promote natural farming.

 

He said, “Desi (indigenous) cows are essential for natural farming…Farmers should keep at least one indigenous cow. We have decided to give Rs 900 every month to such farmers. So, a farmer will get a total of Rs 10,800 in a year for a desi cow.”

 

push for natural farming

Along with this, he also announced that his government would soon start activities to promote natural farming. It will be publicized in 100 villages across the state. Chouhan announced, “With the current Kharif crop season, natural farming activities will start in 5200 villages of the state. We are looking for such farmers. So far 1.65 lakh farmers have shown interest in natural farming in the state. Workshops will also be organized to create an environment of natural farming in the state.

 

To further promote natural farming, five full-time workers will be appointed in each block. They will be given honorarium. Chouhan said that natural farming would be promoted in the agricultural areas on both the banks of river Narmada.

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