Organic farming picks up in Himachal Pradesh

Naresh K Thakur, Hindustan Times  Dharamsala, June 02, 2014

Even as organic farming has started making headway in Himachal Pradesh with more and more growers shifting to this mode of farming, experts feel a farmer-centric marketing strategy is needed to bring more area under green agriculture in the hill state.

As many as 20,000 farmers have been registered under the organic farming programme, of which 2,000 have obtained ‘organic producer certification’.