Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates ONGC CSR project to promote organic farming
ONGC, in collaboration with Eklavya foundation has created Center for Agriculture Research and Training in Telangana for training farmers in organic farming using latest technology. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship inaugurated the CSR project for construction of hostel, classrooms, computer labs & administrative block at the center benefiting more than 3500 farmers in organic farming on December 22.
Speaking during the inauguration of the facility, the minister said, “This area is known for toor daal produce, and I dedicate this initiative to my brothers and sisters who are engaged in farming and I hope they will be able to use the facilities created here and understand and adopt modern technology for improving production”.
The minister championed the cause of skill development of the farmers to promote organic farming in a big way across the country, and said such noble projects will improve the standard of living of our farmers. Pradhan also said that organic farm produce is another area for promoting export of these products with suitable quality controls and market linkages, helping India become a net exporter in organic produce. He said the concept of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ is very close to the heart of this government and will strive to take the project to the entire nation.