Chhattisgarh earmarks Rs 574 cr for organic farming

March 25, 2017 0 Comments

Subsidy worth Rs 4,227.42 crore related to agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture, water resource, bio-technology and religious trust endowment departments for fiscal year 2017-18 was approved on Monday in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly.

Agriculture Minister Brijmohan Agrawal said that National Krishi Mela is being organized since last two years with the objective of doubling the income of farmers, under the scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Organic Farming Mission has also been started to promote organic farming in the State. Agriculture and Horticulture Department has chalked out Five-Year Action Plan worth Rs 574 crore for implementation of this Mission in the State, he said.