Madhya Pradesh’s farmer welfare and agriculture minister recently told a meeting
convened by Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar that of India’s total
38 lakh hectares of natural farming, 17.31 lakh hectares are under cultivation in
Madhya Pradesh alone. The meeting also included agriculture ministers from
other states. Patel informed the meeting that Madhya Pradesh has over half of
the entire area under natural agricultural crops, making it the leader among other
states. Madhya Pradesh has set a goal of adding another one lakh hectares this
year, according to Patel, and the state’s chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has
established a natural agriculture development board.

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