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AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu takes to organic food in New Year

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Published Jan 1, 2018, 1:00 am IST
Updated Jan 1, 2018, 1:00 am IST
AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu
 AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu

Guntur: AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said rejuvenation of the agricultural sector will start with the adoption of the zero budget or natural farming method. He announced that the AP government would name 2018 as the "Nature Farming Year" and declared that he would be consuming only organic food from the New Year.

The CM was speaking after inaugurating d a zero-budget natural farming training programme on Sunday. Mr Naidu said that there was a time when only natural farming was done by Indians but over the years, there was a steady increase in the usage of pesticides and this was bad for health. 

The CM said that after Punjab, Andhra Pradesh consumed maximum amount of pesticide for farming.  He said natural agriculturist Subhash Palekar's farming methods were giving good results and therefore the AP government would be promoting organic farming.

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