Organic farming gains momentum in Vellore district
Vellore, Jan 4: Organic farming is steadily gaining momentum among farmers in Vellore district. In the last few years, many farmers have started to move away from inorganic farming to adopt organic means of raising crops.
Yawning gaps to be addressed
Yet, officials say that a number of gaps need to be addressed. Among them is the need to raise awareness among farmers on obtaining certification for organically raised produce.
Several farmers have been creating awareness on organic agriculture in the last few years. For them, the need to do away with chemical fertilisers and pesticides to provide good food to consumers was the driving force to take up organic farming.