India’s first organic farming university coming up in Gujarath
Vadodara, Mar 27: To help farmers in switching to unconventional methods of farming, the state government will set up country’s first university exclusively focussing on organic farming, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel said.
Announcing this at a farmers rally held on the outskirts of city on Saturday, Patel said, “Farmers should now switch to organic farming and its ways from conventional method of farming. Gujarat government has decided to set up country’s first university focusing organic farming.”
State agriculture minister Babubhai Bokhiria said state government is committed to promote organic farming and in order to achieve it, a fund of Rs 10 crore has been earmarked towards the university in the annual 2016-17 budget, presented recently.
The location of the university is yet to be decided.
The place may be chosen near to agriculture Kamdhenu University in Gandhinagar district, he said.