Wednesday, 07 March 2018 | Monisha Bahuguna | Dehradun-
Mahant Devendra Dass, head of the Sri Guru Ram Rai (SGRR) Darbar Sahib, said that efforts are being planned to convert all agricultural activities of Darbar Sahib to organic agriculture. The SGRR mission is also looking forward to collaborate with experts in order to technically enhance agriculture especially in the remote and mountainous areas of the state as a means to tackle migration from the mountains. The tenth head of Darbar Sahib said this in an exclusive interview with The Pioneer here on Tuesday.
The Mahant said that the SGRR mission is focussing not only on facilitating development in education and medical services but is also concerned with encouraging agriculture in a manner which facilitates development and tackles migration. He said, “The mission has built and manages about 100 educational institutions ranging from schools, colleges and professional education institutes to multispeciality hospitals and medical college. We also undertake various philanthropic activities. The initiative we are now working on is to convert all our farming activities to organic agriculture. Darbar Sahib is also involved in agriculture. The productivity of lands has been affected by the decrease in fertility caused by the excessive use of chemicals and fertilisers. The food grown in such fields carries harmful chemicals which can cause different diseases in the human body. Our mission is also looking forward to collaborating with the agriculture department along with agricultural and agronomy experts who can help teach new techniques to the farmers. This will provide a fillip to agriculture and result in development which will help mitigate migration from the mountainous regions,” he added.
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