Free organic product check for farmers

Patna: The agriculture department, after launching its scheme to promote organic corridors in Bihar, will help farmers get their products checked for authenticity as part of its third agricultural roadmap.

The department will spend around Rs 51 lakh to get the samples checked at its own cost, without putting any additional load on farmers opting for organic farming.

Sharing this information, agriculture minister Prem Kumar said the samples would be tested at the National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM), Hyderabad.