On the occasion of Address of Hon’ble Prime Minister to the nation on ‘Natural Farming’ on the occasion on Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a programme was organized at ICAR-VPKAS, Almora on 16.12.21. The programme was chaired by honourable Sh. Raghunath Singh Chauhan, Deputy Speaker Uttarakhand Assembly and MLA Almora. The programme began with formal welcome of the Chairman and the participants by Director Dr Lakshmi Kant. In his welcome address, Dr Kant highlighted the importance of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s address in the present context of climate change and the role of eco-friendly agriculture in mitigating it. It was followed by participation of all the attendees in the programme Address of Hon’ble Prime Minister to the nation on ‘Natural Farming’ on the occasion on Vibrant Gujarat Summit. Addressing the gathering on this occasion, Sh Raghunath Singh highlighted the importance of natural farming and gave emphasis on cultivation of traditional crops. He enumerated various government schemes aimed at financially empowering the farmers. He also appreciated the role of ICAR-VPKAS in improving agriculture in the state. The programme concluded with formal vote of thanks by Pr. Scientist, Dr R K Khulbe. A total of 97 farmers from Almora, Bageshwar and Nainital districts of Uttarakhand and 72 staff members of the institute participated in the programme. The proceedings of the programme were co-ordinated by Dr Ashish Kumar, Scientist.