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Radhamohan Singh calls on farmers to adopt organic farming

Press Trust of India  |  Mathura 

Union Agriculture on Sunday called on farmers NGOs and other stakeholders to adopt to improve health and fertility.

At a programme organised here by the National Centre of Organic Farming, he said the Centre is committed to promoting and providing all possible help to farmers in this regard.

"has the potential of providing livelihood to farmers, and create employment opportunities for rural as well as for urban people," Singh said.

Under the 'Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY)', Rs 1,307 crore has been allotted between 2015-16 and 2018-19 financial years to promote organic farming in the country on cluster mode, he said, adding under the scheme, till date 23.02 lakh hectare land has been brought under certified organic farming.

The said, taking inspiration from Sikkim, that has become the first organic state of India, other northeastern and hilly states are preparing to go for fully organic farming.

Singh also said Prime is leaving no stones unturned to ensure that the income of farmers double by 2022.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 18:00 IST