Budget to boost organic farming in northeastern states

Guwahati, Mar 4: The budgetary allocation of Rs. 115 crore for development of ‘Organic Value Chain’ in Northeast will prove to be a “game-changer” for the entire region, said Jitendra Singh, Union minister for Development of North Eastern Region(DoNER).

The Union budget, presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley on February 29, proposed to convert five lakh hectares in the country under organic farming and develop value chains in the Northeastern region.

“Not only will it help in boosting the enormous unexplored potentials of organic entrepreneurship in the region but would also comfort the entire region into a favourite destination for new start ups from across the country to come to Northeast,” said Singh.