Centre promoting organic farming: Radha Mohan Singh

BERHAMPUR: India has witnessed a visible change after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office, his initiatives not only developed the country but has also assured uplift of rural poor and womenfolk, said Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.

Addressing a gathering at Digapahandi on Sunday, Singh said around 80 per cent population of the country reside in rural areas and measures have been initiated by the Centre to provide urban facilities in villages. Organic cultivation is being promoted by the Centre as rampant use of pesticide and fertiliser had an adverse impact on the fields, he added.