UP government to encourage zero budget farming on 51 thousand acres of land along the Ganges

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1038 villages are inhabited on the banks of Ganga, 1020 clusters will be built in UP

Lucknow, January 29: The state government will encourage zero budget farming in a total of 51000 acres of land along the banks of holy river Ganges in the state.

Under this, farmers will be made aware to not use chemical fertilizer and to cultivate with vermicompost (Vermiculture). This will also reduce the increasing pollution in the Ganges water. With this, the dangers hovering over the life of aquatic organisms in soil and Ganga water will also be dealt with.

The Ganges passes through 26 districts of Uttar Pradesh. A total of 1038 villages are located on the banks of river Ganga.

Under this, a total of 51000 acres are cultivated. The government has planned that 1020 clusters totaling 50 acres each will be built in all these villages. After this, without fertilizer cultivation on arable land will be encouraged. Under this, the state government will also encourage to grow pulses crops.

Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi told  that its aim is to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers, which will not only reduce the cost of farming but also increase the fertility of the land and our environment will be balanced with the quality of production.