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Radha Mohan pushes for organic farming in Meghalaya

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Shillong, June 14: Union Minister for Agriculture, Radha Mohan Singh today interacted with jourlists of Meghalaya to highlight the achievements of his ministry on the second anniversary of NDA government in power.
During the interaction via-video conferencing, Singh from New Delhi along with officials of the Agriculture ministry stressed on the need to promote organic farming even as he cited Sikkim as being the organic state in the country.
The Agriculture Minister informed that Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yoja (PKVY) which is also known as “Traditiol Farming Improvement Programme” promotes organic farming through adoption of organic village by cluster approach and organic certification.
Organic farming will be promoted by using traditiol resources and the organic products will be linked with the market.
In order to implement the PKVY in the year 2015-16, an amount of Rs 300 crore has been allocated. A sum of Rs 412 crore has been allocated by the government to implement the PKVY in the fincial year 2016-17. Singh also stressed on the need to integrate farming activities by using technologies so that the farmers can increase the production and earn more. According to reports in the year 2013-14, the total area in the country under Organic Certification was 723039.00 hectare, whereas Meghalaya 373.13 hectare.

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