Organic farming in Bihar
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Last Updated: Friday, January 21, 2011, 18:19
Patna: Bihar government has prepared an agricultural roadmap under which one village in each of the 38 districts in the state would be selected as organic village for promoting organic farming.

"Under the roadmap formulated for agriculture, we will select one village in every district as organic village for the purpose of organic farming", state Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh said.

"Organic farming is the only way to restore fertility of land," he said.

The fertility of land has decreased due to the increasing use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides over the years, he said, adding, "Organic farming will increase the production of food crops."

Singh said the present government had increased agriculture budget from Rs 25 crore to Rs 803 crore and was ready to achieve the objectives under agricultural roadmap.

Stating that several rounds of talks have taken place between he state government and various banks regarding assistance to farmers, the minister said the government was also making efforts for certification of organic villages as it was important for the marketing of agricultural products.


First Published: Friday, January 21, 2011, 18:19

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