Interest-free loan scheme to boost organic farming

November 19, 2013 0 Comments

TNN | Nov 12, 2013

KANNUR: In a bid to provide pesticide-free food products to consumers and utilize more fallow land, the Kudumbashree Mission is embarking on a major project to provide interest-free loan to farmers, especially those interested in organic farming.

The project, to be implemented with the support of the central government’s Mahila Kisan Saktheekaran Pariyojana, Nabard and the department of agriculture aims to provide loans to joint liability groups (JLG) involved in agriculture. This could write a new chapter in our efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in agriculture and help bring pesticide-free products to the market, said the mission’s district coordinator M V Premarajan.