Organic farming in AP on the lines of Sikkim

Visakhapatnam, July 19: The state government has come up with a comprehensive project on creating viable and sustainable farm livelihoods by promoting organic farming in the kharif season on the lines of that in Sikkim where more than 90% of the crops are produced with organic supplements.

Towards that end, the state government has earmarked 130 out of 566 clusters in all the 116 mandals of 13 districts on a pilot basis to benefit nearly 10 lakh farmers over a period of three years. Around 2.5 lakh acres of agricultural land will be covered as part of the project as each cluster comprises 1,500-2,000 acre.