Bid to develop JP University as ‘green campus’

By Times Of India on 20 Apr 2017 | read

CHHAPRA: Environmentalist and social activist Dr Vandana Shiva and her association 'Nav Dhanya' would work to convert JP University campus into a 'Green Campus'.

"If this experiment goes well, JP University will be pioneer among other universities of the country to have a 'green' campus," said Vandana during a lecture in the university's senate hall on Tuesday.

According to Vandana, her group would also encourage different colleges under the university to develop seed bank and teach agroscience.

"Time has come to take up 'seed andolan' as a mass movement for supporting the farmers who are committing suicide due to poor yield. I hope this seed andolan will also originate from Bihar, particularly the birthplace of Lok Nayak Jayaprakash and also known for Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagrah," said Vandana.

Stressing on the need of organic farming, she said, "This would also get its root from Bihar and I hope by 2047, India will be able to replace present day farming system of using chemicals by organic farming."

She even claimed that introduction of Green Revolution in 1984 has given more deleterious effect on the seeds due to large-scale use of chemical fertilizers and now time has come to switch over to old system.

Presiding over the function, Prof Hari Kesh Singh, vice-chancellor of the university, said, "In the present circumstances, Mahatma Gandhi has become more relevant and our country needs to adopt his permanent development model and for that we need to restore 'Buniyadi system of education' and common school system."