How organic farmers neutralized ill-effects of chemicals

Amidst concerns over the excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, organic farmers who won prizes in recognition of their innovations came together here to share their success stories. 

At a seminar organised at Shozhamadevi village, the farmers said chemical fertilizers and pesticides had done more harm than good to the soil. 

Only a few years ago they switched to organic farming. “But the damage caused has been quite heavy as the soil had lost its nutrients,” said K. Kannan, president of the Melanikuli Agriculture Club, who has set up an exclusive club comprising seven groups with 170 organic farmers in the villages of Melanikuli, Pappakudi and Vennankuli...............Read more


Source: The Hindu

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