Punjab

Buta Singh sets example in Natural farming, bags National Gopal Rattan award

June 12, 2018 10:24 PM

Ferozepur, June 12, 2018: Buta Singh from village Dhira Patra in Ferozepur district has shown the new path to overcome the agrarian crisis by adopting the natural farming means, resulting in saving the groundwater beside leaving the use of pesticides and fertilizers for the cultivation of crops.

Hailing the launch of "Mission Tandrust Punjab" Buta Singh said that he has started the natural farming under the influence of crop cultivation ways adopted by the Bhagat Puran Singh Pingalwara, Amritsar five years ago. At first stage, he has left the traditional ways to tackle the stubble of paddy, followed by using the natural fertilizers prepared by the cow's dung.

He said that to help the farming community in marketing and natural farming of crops like sugarcane, wheat, paddy, Mungi, they have decided to constitute the "Farmers help society" comprising 40 members from various villages, who also adopted the natural farming.

Keeping in view the expertise attained by the Buta Singh, the Punjab Government has sent him to Brazil in 2016 to study the ways of milk production from Sahiwal cow breed, which they imported nearly 150 years ago from undivided India. By adopting the new methods of preserving cows breed and preparation of fodder, Buta Singh has successfully enhanced the milk production from 40 to 70 LT per cow on daily basis.

The Punjab Government has also recognized the contribution made by Buta Singh in the upgrading of Sahiwal cow breed in the state by appointing him as the Malwa Zone Incharge of Sahiwal Cattle society (SICS). Besides that, the Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has also awarded him with National Gopal Rattan award in 2017 for serving the nation in natural farming.

When Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has honoured him during the Launch of "Mission Tandrust Punjab" at SAS Nagar, he has sought the special incentives for farmers to prepare them for Natural farming so that the farming community could also contribute more to the "Mission Tandrust Punjab".

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