Andaman steadfast for organic farming in isles

Port Blair The UTATMA in association with Department of Agriculture, has organized “Farmer- Scientist Interactions – on Organic Farming” at Tushnabad Gram Panchayat on Saturday. Mr Dashrath Verma, Up-Adhyaksh, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman, graced the occasion as chief guest and requested the farmers to focus on Organic Farming. Ms. Jasinta Mary, Pradhan, Tushnabad and Mr Mr Sudheer Chandra, Zilla Parishad Member and Smt Ratan Kumari Member Panchayat Samiti also expressed their happiness and views towards organic farming.

Mr R Y Singh, Director of Agriculture, A & N Islands appreciated the Panchayat and the farmers step towards Organic Farming. Speaking on the concepts and prospects of organic farming, highlighted the harmful effects of chemical fertilizer and pesticides on human health. Further suggested to follow mixed cropping system for better production and minimal cost of cultivation. Explaining about the waste decomposer, he shared that more farmers are utilizing and getting benefit from it.