Farmer rush to get organic stamp

Patna: More than a dozen farmers have approached the agriculture department to get their produce certified as organic.

The department has signed an agreement with Sikkim State Organic Certification Agency (SSOCA) for issuing certificates to farmers who use organic method for cultivation.

Sources in the agriculture department said so far 15 such farmers had approached the department to collect details about the certification process.

Most of these farmers belong to Nalanda district or the areas falling along the southern bank of the Ganga where the government has decided to develop an organic corridor.