Organic farming: Time Tamil Nadu dug deep

Tamil Nadu has unveiled an ambitious plan to set up special organic zones (SOZs) on the lines of special economic zones to promote organic farm ing in the state. But the proposal, which forms part of the proposed organic farming policy of the state government, is yet to materialise as the policy has not seen the light of the day though the draft was prepared almost three years ago. In the wake of Kerala raising concerns about the high level of chemical pesticide traces in vegetables grown in Tamil Nadu, organic farming policy has once again come into focus.

Like many other development projects in the state, release of the organic farming policy was also delayed owing to the conviction of chief minister J Jayalalithaa in September last year. "So far, no concrete step has been taken for its implementation," said a member of the committee that drafted the policy . "But we have indications that the policy may be rolled out soon," he said..........Read more


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