Kandote becomes J&Ks first organic village

Doda, October 21: About 35 kilometers away from district headquarters at Doda, Kandote is small village situated on the bank of River Chenab that has set up an example for other villages to go for organic cultivation which is free of chemical pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

Following the footsteps of Sikkim which recently has became Indias first fully organic state by implementing organic practices of cultivation. Agriculture Department in Jammu and Kashmirs district Doda has adopted its first village for organic cultivation.

The village has been adopted under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (Traditional Farming Improvement Programme) launched by Government of India in 2015 to support and promote organic farming and thereby improving soil health. This will encourage farmers to adopt eco-friendly concept of cultivation and reduce their dependence on fertilizers and agricultural chemicals to improve yields.