Maharashtra Cabinet clears proposal of organic farming mission

Mumbai: The Maharashtra cabinet has cleared proposal to form organic farming mission on Tuesday. This establishment will be known from Panjabrao Deshmukh, former agriculture minister of state as Panjabrao Deshmukh Organic Farming Mission. It is aimed to support and increase organic farming in state.

In last few years, Maharashtra has seen a jump in organic farming sector. Former government of Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has brought a special policy for organic farming in state in 2013. The policy was aimed to provide the complete infrastructure to the farmers from their farms to the doors of the consumer.