Shimla, Sep 29 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat discussed about the benefits of zero budget natural farming with state deputy commissioners during his visit to to Gurukul in Haryana’s Kurukshetra, an official spokesperson said on Saturday. Also Read - 'Rare Sight': Snow Leopard Spotted in Himachal's Spiti Valley, Video Amazes Netizens | Watch

The governor took the deputy commissioners along with him to 180 acre land of the Gurukul, so that they can gain first-hand experience about zero budget natural farming and implement it in Himachal Pradesh, he said. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: 5% Dearness Allowance Hike For Himachal Pradesh State Employees

Acharya Dev Vrat said cow urine and dung has ben used as manure in the Gurukul farms for growing wheat, paddy, sugarcane, potatoes and other crops. The land has become more fertile which led to increase in quality and quantity of crops, the spokesperson saod. Also Read - Himachal Pradesh vs Mumbai Dream11 Team Prediction Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Captain And Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips HIM vs MUM Elite Group A And B, Round 7 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

The president of Gurukul Management Committee Kulwant Singh Saini and its principal Colonel Arun Datta (retired) said the Gurukul was founded by Swami Shardhanand in 1912 to inculcate Indian ethos and scientific temperament among the youth. Currently being run by Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Haryana’s Rohtak, Gurukul is providing education to around 1,500 students in its sprawling 40 acre campus.

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