Chandigarh State agricultural board holds seminar on organic farming

UT administrator VP Singh Badnore was the chief guest and local Member of Parliament (MP) Kirron Kher was the guest of honor at the event.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:October 18, 2016 5:38 am

The Chandigarh State Agricultural Marketing Board in association with Kheti Virasat Mission organised a seminar on organic farming to observe World Food Day at NITTTR Auditorium in Sector26, Chandigarh, Monday.

UT administrator VP Singh Badnore was the chief guest and local Member of Parliament (MP) Kirron Kher was the guest of honor at the event.

The seminar evoked positive response as it was attended by experts, farmers, counselors and teachers. The objective of the seminar was to promote eco-friendly concept of cultivation, reducing the dependency on chemicals and fertilizers for the benefit of farmers.

The farmers were guided and motivated to use farmyard manure/vermi compost and organic fertilizers/organic inputs etc for production of organic agriculture produce with the scientific way.

Kirron Kher was overwhelmed to see the turnout at the event, and therefore, she lauded the initiative of the state Agricultural Marketing Board and Kheti Virasat Mission. Expressing her happiness on Chandigarh being awarded the title of the first solar city, she stressed on now making it an organic city.

She further requested the Badnore to extend his support in creating an organic market or mandi in Chandigarh.

The UT adminsator said, “I strongly believe that Chandigarh can become smart in true sense by becoming an organic city.”

He also appreciated the State Marketing Board and Kheti Virasat Mission for bringing this subject to the public platform, and ensured the Kher his support in creating an organic market or mandi in Chandigarh.