Karnataka farmers to study Sikkim model of organic farming

November 18, 2016 0 Comments

In their bid to successfully adopt organic farming in their respective regions, a group of farmers from the State will go on a study tour of Sikkim, which has been declared the countrys first organic State.

Farmers representing almost every district will be touring the hill State from November 5 to 10 to understand how its model can be replicated in Karnataka, which is also going organic in a moderate manner.

State Sugarcane Growers Association and Raitha Mitra Farmers Producers Company (a company set up and managed by farmers in Mysuru) have jointly organised the tour.

Association president Kurubur Shanthkumar, who is leading the farmers tour, told The Hindu over phone from Kolkata that the farmers actively involved with the association and the company had been inquisitive to see the best practices that gave the geologically small State a prominent distinction of being the first to go organic entirely.