Gearing up for an organic Vishu

January 5, 2016 0 Comments

Kozhikode Jan 2: The district panchayat and other local bodies in the district are gearing up to cultivate organic vegetables for Vishu. The plan is to start large scale organic vegetable cultivation to meet the demand of households in the district.

Residents associations and voluntary groups are also joining the pesticide-free venture by doing their share of work for cultivating organic vegetables. Many urban families have also started adopting container farming to reduce dependence on vegetables brought from other states.

“We are planning large scale farming with the help of Kudumbashree members,” said Babu Parassery, district panchayat president. The aim is not just to meet the household demands of those who engage in farming but to meet the demand of domestic market, he added.