Tamil Nadu a forerunner in organic farming yet lacking in policy, feel experts

CHENNAI:  For three decades, awareness about organic farming and the importance of consuming products produced through organic farming has been gaining momentum in Tamil Nadu with experts such as the late Nammazhvar working overtime across the State. However, the awareness has been created mostly by activists rather than by intervention of the government.

So far, only States like Sikkim, Kerala, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Nagaland, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh have declared their own organic farming policy while many others on the process to implement organic farming vigorously.