New Delhi : Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah addressed the National Symposium on ‘Promotion of Organic Products through Cooperatives’ organized by National Cooperative Organics Limited (NCOL) as the Chief Guest in New Delhi today. Shri Amit Shah launched the logo, website and brochure of NCOL and also distributed membership certificates to NCOL members. On this occasion, many dignitaries including Union Minister of State for Cooperation Shri B.L. Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Cooperation and Chairman, NCOL were present.
In his address, Shri Amit Shah said that natural farming is one of the many goals set by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the year of Amrit Mahotsav for building a self-reliant India. In order to achieve this goal, we have to work on many fronts and move ahead by coordinating between them. He said that the goal of taking natural farming above 50 percent in India cannot be achieved without a multidimensional approach and these three works completed today are very important to achieve this goal. He said that it is a matter of great satisfaction for India that today we are not only self-reliant in the field of agricultural produce but are also surplus and we have to assess this journey. Shri Shah said that the bad consequences of excessive use of fertilizers and pesticides to increase production have started appearing before us today. Their excessive use has not only reduced the fertility, polluted the land and water but has also given many diseases. He said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has called upon farmers across the country to adopt natural farming. He said that in the last 5-6 years, lakhs of farmers of the country have adopted natural farming and the number of such farmers is gradually increasing. He added that the problem for both farmers and consumers arises without proper certification. To solve this problem, the Union Cabinet under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the formation of National Cooperative Organics Limited (NCOL) on January 11, 2023.
Union Minister of Cooperation said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, National Cooperative Organics Limited has been formed to provide a platform to all the farmers doing natural farming across the country and to make arrangements for marketing of their products. He said that today 6 products of Bharat Organics have also been launched in the market. Shri Shah said that in the coming days, Bharat Organics will become the most trusted and biggest brand not only in India but also in the global organic market. He said that our track record shows, when cooperatives and farmers get the right platform, we perform best. He said that including the 6 products launched today, a total of 20 products will be launched by December this year and the farmers producing them will start getting its benefits. He said that the sale of 6 products is starting from today through 150 outlets of Mother Dairy and these products will also be available online. Along with this, with the concept of Organic Under One Roof, a retail outlet network of all organic products is also being started today.