Dehradun, July 23: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations is going to provide a Rs 40cr fund to support organic farming in villages situated outside Corbett Tiger Reserve under their Global Environment Fund plan. Experts of stakeholder departments such as forest, agriculture, irrigation, soil etc have expressed concern that the diminishing agriculture output in the state is not able to meet the demand of the rising population.
RS Tolia, former chief secretary said, “Production base for agriculture is sqeezing while population is increasing and the farmers are dismayed for not finding Agriculture remunerative any more. A large part of the state comes under protected areas where agriculture is not allowed. Climate Change has also played spoilsport..so big fan between demand and supply has occured”