Organic farming grows to 1,200 hectares

May 15, 2014 0 Comments

Tushar Pawar,TNN | May 14, 2014

NASHIK: The state government has increased the organic farming area in Nashik division from 800 hectares to 1,200 hectares to promote the form of agriculture and discourage use of chemical fertilizers.

Two years ago, the area under organic farming, which largely depends on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control, was 100 acres. The state government mooted organic farming clusters in 2012-13 and set up eight clusters of 100 hectares each. Now, it has added four more clusters in 2013-14. Four more will be set up in 2014-15.