Organic farming will help protect health of soil, environment, people

Sharnappa Mudgal, Karnataka Joint Director of Agriculture, has underlined the need for farmers to revert to organic farming to protect the health of the soil, environment and also of people.

He was speaking at a day-long symposium on creating Social awareness on the need for reverting to organic/natural farming, organised by the Department of Economics in the Vijayanagar Sri Krishnadevaraya University in association with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in Bellari on Wednesday.

Vice-Chancellor of Sri Krishnadevaraya University M.S. Subhas underlined the need for the government to focus more on encouraging organic farming and also on protecting the interests of farmers who have always been at the receiving end.