September 15, 2015 1:09:41 am
AGRICULTURE MINISTER Radha Mohan Singh has said that the Centre has decided to support the idea of Yogic farming. “With the help of Rajyog, the farmer’s confidence level should be increased so that he is able to face today’s challenges like global warming and climate change,” said Singh, addressing a function attended by agricultural scientists and farmers here on Sunday.
“The idea behind Yogic farming is to empower the seeds with the help of positive thinking. We should enhance the potency of seeds by rays of parmatma shakti,” said Singh, adding that this would “help India become Vishwaguru” and “contribute in making India sone ki chidiya once again.” Citing studies by a spiritual organisation, Singh told The Indian Express: “The idea is to help farmers. With the help of Rajyog, we should enhance fertility of the soil. It will help activity of micro-organisms in the soil too.”
The studies cited by Singh have claimed that Rajyog will enhance the biological processes of plants. “Every day, farmers should give vibrations of peace, love and divinity to seeds and his farm land with the help of Rajyog, so that it will help increase growth and resistance power,” says one study.
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Asked if it was a scientific method, Singh said: “We are supporting organic farming and, along with it, the idea of Rajyog. Such exercise is accepted by my ministry essentially to enhance Indian farmers’ confidence. Indian farmers have, over the years, lost confidence in the age-tested knowledge of farming.”
Meanwhile, RSS sarsanghachalak Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday called for a reassessment of Hindu religious values. Speaking in Jaipur, Bhagwat said: “There is a need to assess the prevalent Hindu religion along scientific lines. Those values that do not conform to scientific standards should be given up.”
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