Himachal cabinet grants approval to eco-friendly organic farming policy
Punjab Newsline Network Friday, 02 December 2011
CHANDIGARH:Himachal Pradesh cabinet in its meeting held here on Friday granted approval to the eco-friendly organic farming policy to benefit small, medium and large farmers, by making efficient use of local and renewable resources, improve fertility of the soil, maximize circulation of plant nutrients and motivate farmers to avoid use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides etc.
The policy aims at providing support services to farmers switching over to organic farming. Critical cadres of scientific manpower with knowledge of organic agriculture will be built up. Scientists of Dr. Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan and Chaudhary Sarvan Kumar University of Agriculture, Palampur, will be carrying exhaustive research in organic farming besides introducing diploma or certificate Courses in Organic Agriculture. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, presided over the meeting.