Bahour farmers lead the way in organic farming

Deepa H. Ramakrishnan, PUDUCHERRY, March 15, 2014.

It’s 15 years since they have bought chemical pesticides

It has been ages since anybody bought chemical pesticides from the nearby outlet run by the government,” said Bahour farmers.

This group of farmers proudly say that they have not used chemical pesticides for over 15 years as they showed around their lush green fields where paddy, urad dhal, sesame seeds and vegetables are grown.

Called the Iyarkai Vivasayigal Sangam, the group was formed by the Pondicherry Science Forum.