22.5 lakh hectares brought under organic farming: Radha Mohan Singh

The government is promoting organic farming through many schemes and 22.5 lakh hectares have been brought under such cultivation so far, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Thursday, reports PTI.

He said organic farming has become a national and global requirement for providing nutritious food to people as well as to maintain sustainable production and soil health.

Addressing the Organic World Congress 2017 at Greater Noida, he said indiscriminate and excessive use of chemicals-based fertilisers, insecticides and pesticides is affecting soil health and environment as well as human beings....................Read more


Source: The Indian Express

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