Ujjain : Seventh annual lecture was organised by Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science Research (MPISSR) in memory of their founder Prof Ramsakha Gautam on “Krishi: kal, aaj aur kal” here on Saturday evening.

On this occasion, eminent environmentalist Dr Vandana Shiva said, “Fertility of agricultural soil is decreasing now days due to modern methods which entail use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and hybrid seeds. Other nutrients have also depleted and due to this soil is not only polluted, but the food produced by it has many harmful effects on human health.”

She said that by changing their ways of agriculture, international companies are ending the natural knowledge of farmers and making agriculture economically unfeasible. Indian indigenous agricultural farming not only maintains the fertility of soil but also the produced food is rich in nutrients. Today we need to leave the imported technology and resources from west and return to our native agriculture, she added.

MPISSR president Nalini Rewadikar delivered the welcome speech. Dr Sudeep Mishra conducted the programme and Prof Yatindra Singh Sisodiya proposed the vote of thanks.

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