TNAU to help govt for spreading organic farming
TNN | Mar 23, 2014
COIMBATORE: Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) will act as knowledge partner for the state organic farming policy. The draft of the policy which was released recently, will be implemented after Lok Sabha elections in the state. As per the draft, the varsity will be responsible for identifying possible areas where organic farming could be practiced and other farming related activities. The draft policy which was released a month ago will help streamline the various policies associated with the organic farming.
TNAU vice-chancellor K Ramasamy said the varsity will associate in identifying suitable places for organic farming in the state. “Places like Tirunelveli and Gobichettipalayam in Coimbatore have already organic farms under private owneship. We will identify suitable places for farmers in other places also,” he said. Apart from this, the varsity will also help in providing a support system for those interested, including subsidies, seed supply and training. There is a growing demand for organic products. Millet-based products are having a high demand with most of them being sold like hot cakes,” he said. With a proper orientation, organic products can get a better market and consumer base, he said.