Uttarakhand gets 1500 Cr for organic farming
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 01-Feb-2018

Dehradun, February 1: In order to keep the environment and humans safe from the harmful chemicals, Organic Farming is an alternative to do farming which doesn’t use manmade chemicals and fertilizers. Keeping this in mind, PM Narendra Modi's dream of developing Uttarakhand as a biological state is going to be realized soon as a project of Rs.1500 crore for the development of organic farming in the state has been agreed.


On Tuesday, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh gave his consent in the talks with Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat. In this three-year project prepared under the traditional agricultural development plan, 10 thousand new clusters will be developed for organic farming in the state. Simultaneously, the Union Agriculture Minister has also agreed to give an additional Rs 300 crore for the state's agricultural machinery bank. The Chief Minister told the Union Minister that several important steps are being taken under the mission of doubling the income of the farmers.


Organic farming is being done in 60 thousand hectare area in the state. 80 thousand farmers are connected to this. Work has started on 585 new clusters in the state. Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, Agriculture Director Gaurishankar, Additional Director KC Pathak, MD of Biological Development Council, Vinay Kumar were also present in the meeting.