Hoshangabad (MP), Feb 9 (PTI) Advocating organic farming, RSS sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat today said the practice is not only environment-friendly but it also enhances production of crops.

“Organic farming is not only environment friendly but it enhances crop production,” the RSS chief said at a function in Govind Nagar of Bunkhedi region in the district.

Stating that India lives in villages, Bhagwat said if farming is carried out religiously the country will turn into a developed and prosperous nation.

He said chemical farming has doomed the agriculture in Punjab.

Observing that the forest cover in the country has shrunk to 19 per cent, Bhagwat called upon people to plant samplings to boost afforestation.

Sanatam dharma was based on “jal (water), jungle and zameen (land) and if they are destroyed, the country would not progress, he said.

Bhagwat appealed to people to stay united and asked them to promote social harmony (by shunning casteism) to make India the “vishwa guru” (world leader).

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