Himachal promoting organic farming in a big way

Shimla, Jul 30 (PTI) A Rs 321 crore project is under implementation in Himachal for diversification of agricultural activities under which the farmers are being motivated to adopt organic farming and grow cash crops, an official said.

The project, being implemented in five districts of the State, has yielded good results and a large number of farmers have come forward to switch over to organic farming and go for off season cash crops cultivation as the state emerges as a front runner in organic farming, an official spokesman here said.

Nearly 22,000 hectare has been brought under organic farming and40,000 farmers have got themselves registered under the scheme.