On 17 December 2019, a meeting on ‘Sustainable Farming System’ was held under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar. Shri Narendra Tomar, Dr Ramesh Chand, Shri Ashok Dalwai, Shri T. Vijay Kumar, Dr V. Praveen Rao were among the many dignitaries who attended the meeting. Various strategies for the promotion of BPKP were discussed and suitable decisions were taken.
The attendees agreed that it is essential to document all natural farming practices in detail and enhance the value of BPKP products through value addition in an organized manner (co-operative basis, fertilizer and self-help groups). Validation of BPKP protocols is required for propagating the practice, which would need to be provided by agriculture scientists. It was also decided that the KVK staff should be trained on BPKP before providing support to farmers.