Tribal farmers trained in organic farming methods

BHADRADRI-KOTHAGUDEM: In an effort to encourage tribal farmers take up organic farming the Horticulture Department organised a day-long training in eco-friendly, organic methods of cultivation of vegetables for tribal farmers in the district.

The Horticulture Department organised a training programme on preparation and application of vermicompost and other eco-friendly farming practices at the departments nursery in Garimellapadu village near the district headquarters town of Kothagudem on Wednesday.

Some 50 tribal farmers mainly comprising vegetable growers from Palvancha, Tekulapalli, Yellendu, Lakshmidevipalli and several other mandals participated in the training-cum-demonstration programme.