Tribal woman pioneers organic farming

Jeypore: Raimati Ghiuria, a tribal woman of Koraput district, has launched a sort of movement by adopting organic methods of farming and encouraging others follow suit.

So far, Raimati of Nuaguda village has succeeded in persuading more than 740 farmers to go for organic farming when cultivation has become a daunting task in the absence of pesticide and fertilizer, a report said.

Staying away from chemicals has not only added to the nutritional value of crops, but also increased the harvest, said a farmer trained by Raimati.