Centre sanctions Rs 1,500 cr for organic farming in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, The Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,500 crore for three years to promote organic farming in Uttarakhand.

The amount was sanctioned by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh when Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met him in New Delhi yesterday, an official release here said.

This is in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modis vision of developing Uttarakhand as an organic state which he spelt out during his visit to Kedarnath last year, it said.