Organic farming saved us: Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) "sarsanghchalak" or chief Mohan Bhagwat presided over a meeting at Muzaffarpur with farmers selected from all 58 districts of Bihar and Jharkhand where he said that early strides in organic farming in India saved fertility of land. He discussed various other issues too.

By Our Special Correspondent in Patna
  • Published 8.02.18
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Mohan Bhagwat in Muzaffarpur. Telegraph picture

Patna: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) "sarsanghchalak" or chief Mohan Bhagwat presided over a meeting at Muzaffarpur with farmers selected from all 58 districts of Bihar and Jharkhand where he said that early strides in organic farming in India saved fertility of land. He discussed various other issues too.

"The meeting was held on the premises of Saraswati Vidya Mandir at Sadatpur in the city (Muzaffarpur) and farmers received inspiring directions from our sarsanghchalak on organic farming, as well as, village development," RSS regional secretary Mohan Singh said.

Bhagwat, in his address, pointed out that farmers across the world who have made their land barren by using chemical fertilisers have also started thinking about organic farming. India, on the other hand, has indulged in organic farming during this period and has saved the fertility of its land.

The RSS chief appealed to the farmers to adopt organic farming to cut down cost of production and increase the fertility of land.

Speaking further at the meeting, Bhagwat asserted that issues of a village should be resolved by its people and stressed on the work on farmer swayamsevaks or volunteers to make a prosperous and capable society.

"Over 40,000 'shakhas' or branches of RSS are running in the rural areas across the country. More and more farmers should join them so that the shakhas could initiate works related to village development. Unity in villages is necessary for their prosperity," Bhagwat said on the occasion.

RSS northeast chief Siddhinath Singh, north Bihar chief Vijay Jayaswal and south Bihar chief Rajkumar Sinha were also present at the meeting.