Goa govt to set up centre of excellence for organic farming

Panaji, The Goa government will set up a Centre of Excellence for organic farming to encourage farmers to stop using fertilisers and adopt conventional methods, Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai said on Wednesday.

The government has already floated an expression of interest (EIO) inviting bids from international companies for the project, he said.

“The centre of excellence is being created so that people will see and believe the plus points of organic farming,” Sardesai said.