Cochin Devaswom Board to promote organic farming

KOCHI: Dont be surprised if the next time you go to your temple the priest offers you a collection of vegetables along with the prasadam. The initiative, which is being launched by Cochin Devasom Board (CDB), begins this Onam at all temples that come under its jurisdiction.

According to Cochin Devaswom Board president M K Sudarshan, in order to cater to the rising demand for vegetables, especially during festivals like Onam, the board has decided to promote organic farming at all the temples which come under it. The state depends heavily on the neighbouring states to meet its veggie requirements. The demand usually goes up during festival seasons. So does the price too, he said.