Organic farming: Ukhand to set up 10,000 clusters, plans 2 laws

The Uttarakhand government would develop nearly 10,000 organic clusters in the mountain region even as a move is on to legalise organic farming, Uttarakhand Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal said Thursday.

The Centre has agreed in principle to allocate a budget of Rs 1500 crore to develop 10,000 organic clusters in the state. It is one of several steps initiated by the Centre to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modis vision to develop Uttarakhand as an organic state so that local farmers income could be doubled by 2022, Uniyal said.