Soil and water

Soil conservation lessons to be included in Karnataka school textbooks: Education Minister BC Nagesh

Speaking at the Save Soil event at the Palace Grounds, Nagesh said: “Sadhguru thinks it is important to educate children about the importance of saving soil which is very vital for our growth and that of others. living organisms. In the coming years, the Department of Education will work to incorporate a lesson on the importance of soils and soil conservation into school textbooks.

He also said, “Excessive use of chemicals and pesticides has degraded soil fertility. Sadhguru does a great job of raising awareness across the world on the necessity of soil conservation for the survival of living organisms. Sadhguru raises worldwide awareness by reminding people of our forgotten responsibility to save the soil. It is everyone’s responsibility to preserve soils as part of land and water conservation”

Nagesh also recalled that former Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa had promoted organic farming during his tenure and even under the leadership of Basavaraj Bommai there is a focus on improving soil fertility and improving organic farming in the state.

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On Sunday, Karnataka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Isha Outreach to conserve soil in the state, becoming the eighth Indian state to officially join the global movement to ‘save soil’. Chief Minister Bommai and Sadhguru also exchanged MoUs during the event in the presence of Yediyurappa, Health Minister K Sudhakar and Education Minister Nagesh.

The yoga guru also handed over to the Chief Minister the Soil Safeguard Policy Manual, which offers practical and science-based solutions that governments can implement depending on the type of soil, latitudinal positions and agricultural traditions of a given nation.