Kudumbashree to bring 800 acres under organic farming in district

The district unit of Kudumbashree Mission has launched a programme to bring 800 acres under organic farming to obtain certificate for the produce which will include vegetables, banana and paddy. An official of the Kudumbashree Mission said 16 clusters had already been identified for the purpose under the 14 blocks in the district.

The organic farming programme is being undertaken in collaboration with the Manarkad Social Service Society, which will provide training to the farmers as well as help in obtaining organic certification for the produce. The official said Kudumbashree’s group of artistes under Rangashree was organising street plays across the district to spread awareness about organic farming.