Experts to prepare draft of policy on organic farming by August 15

TNN Jul 28, 2013, 06.43AM IST

BATHINDA: Enthused by Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal promising to frame a policy to promote natural farming, organic farming enthusiasts and environmentalists have decided to prepare a draft of the proposed policy.

Organic farming lovers and environmentalists have started deliberations to prepare a foolproof draft wherein earnest efforts to be made to promote organic farming, minus the use of pesticides and insecticides. The draft will be handed over to the chief minister on August 15. Earlier on Friday, CM Badal had asked to prepare a draft for a policy, which could go a long way in minimizing use of fertilizers and pesticides during farming.