Krishi mela creates awareness about organic farming
The West Bengal Agriculture department organised a three-day-long Jaibo Krishi Mela at Bidhan Sishu Udyan in Ultadanga which began on Saturday. Purnendu Basu, the state Agriculture minister said that the department had received a proposal from the authorities of Bidhan Sishu Udyan to take up some projects in the vacant place of their organisation.
The state Agriculture department has extended all necessary support by providing expertise to initiate organic farming on around three bighas of the vacant land. There are around 300 coconut trees and waterbodies where the project has been taken up. Every Sunday, the produce gets sold in a weekly market. Farmers from many villages visit the weekly market to sell the organic vegetables.