Need to Promote Organic Farming, Says Indian Agri Minister

INDIA – Looking at immense bio-diversity and natural resources in the country, India needs to promote organic farming, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh said recently while underlines the importance of organic farming.

The minister was chairing the In-Session meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee Meeting of the agriculture minister in New Delhi.

Introducing the subject of “organic farming” in the form of presentation during the meeting, additional secretary, ministry of agriculture said that the total organic production in the country is 1.24 million tonnes, while total area under organic farming constitutes 0.723 million hectare under certification.

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