08 June 2020, Bhopal: With the immense interest of Governer of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal Raj bhavan flora is gradually transforming into nature friendly organic garden. Governer Shri Lalji Tondon is quite keen to place Raj bhawan garden on the organic map of the country.
Governor Shri Tandon has issued directives that attractive and self-sufficient parks should be developed as tourism centres in Raj Bhavan, Bhopal and Pachmarhi. The visitors to Raj Bhavan should get information and insight of biodiversity of Madhya Pradesh, gardening with modern organic method and self-sufficiency in horticulture produce. He said that chemical fertilizers should be refrained in Raj Bhavan. Manure and organic plant protection should be made for field and horticulture crops using garbage, cow-dung, gou-mutra, etc. available in Raj Bhavan. Shri Tandon was holding a discussion with the officers of Horticulture Department after the inauguration of poly house for protected farming. Principal Secretary Horticulture and Food Processing Smt. Kalpana Shrivastava, Secretary to the Governor, Shri Manohar Dubey, Commissioner-cum-Director Horticulture Shri Pushkar Singh and other officials were also present.
Shri Tandon said that the horticulture gardens of Raj Bhavan should be developed ideally, so that they become tourist’s interest point . He said that all the innovative work should be done in a demonstrative manner which will inspire others to follow.
Governor Shri Tandon said that a practical form of organic farming, zero budget farming should be prepared. Training facilities should also be extended here, which should provide information on organic pesticides, fertilizers. Practical knowledge related to the simple process of making organic input at low cost should be made available. He also emphasised that the requirements of the Raj Bhavan should be met from the resources of Raj Bhavan. Indigenous improved breeds of cows have been reared in the gaushala at Raj Bhavan. Gaushala is also the pilot project of indigenous breed improvement programme, along with supply of the dairy products needs. Raj Bhavan Poly House will produce vegetables throughout the year for in-house consumption.