Farm studies to be part of curriculum

Farm studies to be part of curriculum

Minister for Agriculture V.S. Sunilkumar has said that the State government plans to include studies related to agriculture in the school curriculum from the next academic year onwards.Speaking at a programme organised by Markazu Ssaquafathi Ssunniyya at Karanthur here on Monday, the Minister said Kerala had adopted a unique farming tradition in the past. However, the rate of agriculture production had diminished with each passing year.Now the government planned to implement a new project to develop the agricultural sector.Including agriculture studies in school syllabus was part of that endeavour, Mr. Sunilkmar said.He said the production of food was essential to the survival of human beings. Thrust should be given on soil and seeds.The green revolution had made the soil of the State infertile.
However, the State should recover the lost glory of its agricultural traditions, the Minister added. The programme was organised to announce Markaz’s new agricultural projects. Kanthapuram A.P Aboobacker Musliyar presided over the inaugural session.

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