Take up organic farming: Prathipati

Andhra Pradesh Minister for Agriculture Prathipati Pulla Rao has called upon farmers to take up organic farming with minimal investment and using natural resources that would safeguard public health.

Organic farming would promote their economic well-being and health, he said while addressing women farmers, Farmer Producers Samakhya members and organic farmers after inaugurating Seva Gramabhivrudhi Samstha office at Uyyalawada village in Orvakal mandal in Kurnool district on Wednesday.

Special Chief Secretary of Agriculture Vijaya Kumar said a Farm Producers Samakhya would be set up at Uyyalawada and farmers societies in 139 clusters. MP Jairam Ramesh sanctioned Rs. 25 lakh from his MPLADs for construction of Farmer Producers Society office and the farmers contributed Rs. 15 lakh for it, he said.

The Minister gave away cheques of Rs. 25,000 each to members of 10 farmer socities to promote organic farming.