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Organic Farmer Minesh Gadgil Wins ‘Krishi Bhushan’ Award, Makes Panvel & Raigad Proud

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari of Maharashtra delivered Krishi Ratna, Krishi Bhushan, and other state-level agricultural honors in Nashik for the years 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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Gadgil is a well-educated villager and a pioneer in organic farming from Panvel taluka's Gulsunde village.
Gadgil is a well-educated villager and a pioneer in organic farming from Panvel taluka's Gulsunde village.

Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari presented the 'Krishi Bhushan 2019' award for organic farming to progressive farmer Minesh Gadgil, who is using innovative agricultural techniques to make Panvel and Raigad proud. On the occasion of Maharashtra Day, a celebration was organized in Nashik where the awards were being distributed by the government.

Gadgil is a well-educated villager from Panvel taluka's Gulsunde village. He had a passion for agriculture despite being a very well young guy. And he began doing various agricultural experiments, eventually establishing himself as an agricultural researcher and innovative farmer. He has regularly carried out various agricultural projects. As a result, he has received many honors in the past.

"Excessive use of chemical fertilizers hurts land and human health," stated Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar at the event, emphasizing the importance of chemical-free agriculture, similar to that practiced in other countries. He went on to say that people should accept Gadgil's concept of organic farming.

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari of Maharashtra delivered Krishi Ratna, Krishi Bhushan, and other state-level agricultural honors in Nashik for the years 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray delivered an online address to the award-winning farmers. The event was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Minister of Revenue Balasaheb Thorat, Deputy Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha Narhari Zirwal, Guardian Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, Minister of Horticulture Sandipan Bhumre, Minister of State Vishwajeet Kadam, and Principal Secretary Agriculture Eknath Dawale.

The Governor noted that Mumbai, Maharashtra is India's financial hub and that the state should aim to become a big agricultural state as well.

About Organic Farming: Pesticides, herbicides, and other toxic chemicals are used less frequently in organic farming, which washes away the principal soil flora and fauna. Natural flora, insects, birds, and animals will survive and be plentiful in the natural environment as a result of organic farming, sustaining the ecological balance.

Crop production uses alternative nutrient sources such as crop rotation, residue management, organic manures, and biological inputs.

Weed and pest control can be achieved by better management techniques, physical and cultural methods, and biological control systems.

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