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Project on organic farming launched

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

‘Only organic farming can ensure good health to mankind in today’s world’

STAFF CORRESPONDENT

DIBRUGARH, Oct 12: Assam Bandhu, a charitable trust constituted for the development of the rural areas of Assam has launched its second project entitled ‘Organic Valley Project’ to promote organic farming among the cultivators and reduce the use of chemicals in farming.

According to a press communiqué issued here, Mahan Bora, noted farmer and indigenous seed conservator formally launched the project in a meeting held in Garihali Chuk Chetia Block village, under Dhemechi Gaon Panchayat in Dibrugarh on October 7.

“Only organic farming can ensure good health to the mankind in today’s world,” said Bora while launching the project formally. He also stresses that all the farmers of Assam should adopt organic farming to produce their crops.

The Organic Valley project would create awareness among the people about organic farming and provide technical support to the farmers so that the entire valley will remain pristine and hazard free from chemicals.

In connection with this programme, a two-day workshop on organic farming was also organized by Assam Bandhu among the cultivators of

Borbhuin Chetia Gaon, Teporchali Bam, Garihali Chuk Chetia Block and Panitola Gaon.

Participating as the resource person, Borah conducted a hands-on training to make organic fertilizers with easily available materials. The cultivators took oath of conducting organic farming and creating awareness about it in the society.

Suryya Kumar Chetia, Trustee, Assam Bandhu Trust said, “The trust aims to turn the entire region into an ‘organic valley’, so that people get healthy food at hand. We are planning to conduct more workshops on organic farming and training sessions to promote it in this region.”

yanjyoti Gogoi, a farmer of Garihali Chuck Chetia Block village announced that he would convert his existing tea garden into an organic one.

Chandan Gogoi of Panitola, who is a farmer of Rabi crops resolved to conduct organic farming from this year.

Bipin Konwor of Tepor Chali Bam Gaon hoped to start a seed bank of indigenous crops at his residence.

The ‘Save Hornbill’ Project of Assam Bandhu was a grand success and the two villages harbouring hornbills mely Borbhuin Chetia Gaon and Tepor Chali Bam received ‘Homen Borgohain Green Award – 2016’, which was offered by Homen Borgohain Trust.


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