Union Minister Maneka Gandhi bats for organic farming

20 Dec 2014

The Union Minister for Women and Child Development was here to inaugurate the 12th edition of three-day-long ‘Sattvik Food Festival’ organised by NGO Society for Research and Initiative for Sustainable Technology and Institutes (SRISHTI) at the IIM Ahmedabad campus here today, an official statement said.

“We do not need any chemical or pesticides (in farming) and people who know organic farming should be encouraged,” the statement quoted Gandhi as saying.

“We have various methods to prepare different types of cuisines through organic ways and we have vast diversity of cuisines as well,” she said.