100 hec brought under organic farming in Bandipora
Awareness camp held
Bandipora, May 11: A farmers’ awareness-cum-input distribution camp was organized by department of Agriculture in collaboration with International Traceability System New Delhi, here.
On this occasion Chief Agriculture Officer M A Wani said that 100 hectares of land have been brought under organic farming in Bandipora.
He said the main objective of organic farming is establishment of sustainable, certifiable, profitable agriculture production.
He stressed the need for boosting organic farming in Kashmir Valley, which according to him is eco-friendly and less hazardous.
Dr Parvaiz Senior Scientist from ITS Ltd highlighted the component of organic farming project and said that basic objective is to maintain the fertility cum health status of the soil and save the environment.
On the conclusion of function Chief Agriculture Officer distributed bio-nutrients and bio-pesticides worth Rs 6 lakh among 200 farmers who have adopted organic farming.
Crops brought under organic farming are Maize, Pulses and Vegetables.
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