Nagpur: Organic farming is catching up in rural areas of Vidarbha as anganwadi workers, students and self-help groups exhibited their knowledge about locally available nutritional and medicinal plants grown by using organic methods. The exhibition was part of Ranbhaji Mahotsav organized by Nutritional Society of India (NSI) in association with Sadhana Sanskruti Mission at Jeevan Vikas Vidyalaya, Umred, on Sunday.
NSI convener AN Radha said, “Proper farming methodology has become a must in today’s time of high pollution. We conducted six orientation programmes for anganwadi workers and public awareness programmes to educate people about the health benefits of locally available plants.”
Prakash Itankar, associate professor of the department of pharmaceuticals of Nagpur University said, “Our aim is to promote healthy food habits among people and provide healthy, chemical-free food on their tables. Organic farming is easy and can be done by anybody.”