50 Chandigarh govt schools to have organic farms

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to promote a healthy lifestyle, the UT education department has designated space for organic farming in 50 government schools. Guidance and seeds for the venture will be provided free of cost by a horticulturist from the city, who initiated the project. Vegetables grown will be used in the mid-day meal being prepared in government schools. Students of these schools will be involved in the process from the beginning so that they learn organic farming too.
In May, Rahul Mahajan, a city-based horticulturist who has been delivering guest lectures in government schools, wrote to the UT education department for allocation of space in schools to begin this activity. He has been practicing organic farming in government model senior secondary schools in Sector 28D and Sector 26 timber market for the last two years.