Farmers go organic, make it big

Faridkot, Feb 3: Unlike many of their less-fortunate peers, many small and marginal farmers in this area are in high spirits for they opted for organic farming.

Sometime ago they couldn’t have imagined that wheat they grew would gratify doctors, engineers, educationists and several others who use organic products only.

However, for the past over five years they are making good profit by growing organic products.
Organic wheat is in high demand in Punjab. While farmers in the state are facing difficulty in selling their wheat crop at minimum support price, a large number of consumers import wheat from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and that too at much higher prices – between Rs 2,600 to Rs 3,200 per quintal.