Farm to kitchen: organic vegetables in high demand

In a huge, well ventilated hall, about half a dozen women are busy sorting out vegetables that reached there a few hours ago.

From the leafy variety to carrots and broad beans, these vegetables are being segregated and weighed. Once the weighing is complete, the vegetables are put in a bamboo basket and covered with a gunny bag so that they do not dry before reaching the buyers.

The Deccan Development Society (DDS), an NGO working in this village, initiated the process of growing organic vegetable in April this year. Under the label Sangam Organics, the NGO has tied up with farmers to supply organic vegetables to about 100 consumers residing at Zaheerabad for a service charge.