In order to promote 'Organic Farming' scheme of the Central Government, the BJP Kisan Morcha will launch "Jan Abhiyan Padyatra". Launched on April 28 from Patna's Bhaktipura region, the 5 km yatra with 2,000 farmers would be led by BJPKM Chief Rajkumar Chahar. The campaign will be in phases, starting from Bihar and covering West Bengal and Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand in the first phase, educating farmers to adopt 'Organic Farming'.… read-more
To limit the use of plastic and soil in agriculture and to negate environmental crisis, ten management students from Universal Business School (UBS), Mumbai, initiated "Project Roop"- a project to upcycle plastic bottles and use them in "hydroponic" farming. Reportedly, India alone generates 4,059 tonne of plastic waste every day. Hydroponic is a horticulture process where plants are grown in nutrient-rich water than soil.
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Cricketer MS Dhoni has ordered for 2,000 chickens of poultry breed 'Kadaknath' at his organic farm. The famous black breed has a Geographical Indication tag and is liked for fat and cholesterol free chicken. The chickens will be provided to him by a tribal farmer Vinod Menda from Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh. However, Dhoni also contacted IS Tomar, the director of Kadaknath Research Centre at Jhabua, but failed to deliver.
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Kashmir Agriculture Department has established a first-of-its-kind organic vegetable market in Srinagar's Lal Mandi. Besides encouraging organic farming, the initiative also aims to empower farmers as they can now sell their organic produce without the involvement of agents. The market in-charge Mohamad Ali Lone said, "This initiative will help the farmers boost their sales and the consumer will be able to live a healthy life and make better… read-more
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Madhya Pradesh recorded over 27% of land under organic cultivation, followed by Rajasthan and Maharashtra. According to a report by Centre for Science and Environment, the three states account for around half of the total organic sown area. The study suggested that despite having highly ambitious targets states have improved marginally in organic acreage. Reportedly, Sikkim is the only state which practices organic farming at its fullest. … read-more
Courtesy: The Hindu