Telangana farmers keen on taking up organic farming

Hyderabad: Telangana farmers are showing interest to go for organic farming on a large scale and approaching Organic Certification Authority for approval of seeds.

Telangana got accreditation for inspection and certification of organic products from the Agriculture and Processed Food Products Exports Development Authority (APEDA) under Ministry of Commerce and Industries on June 1, since then State government has been encouraging farmers to go for organic farming.

Within a short period of four months around 185 farmers have applied for certification of products cultivated across 1,939 acres, for crops such as paddy, red gram, sunflower, ground nut, sunflower, tomato, brinjal and other vegetables.