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ORGANIC FARMING NEWS

In Punjab district, signs of green shoots: Organic vegetable gardens in schools

February 16, 2020 7:38 am

Officials and teachers say the kitchen gardens have become a part of their science practical sessions and will help the children develop skills that could firm up employment prospects.

Sustainable living: Why consuming organic food is good for health

October 15, 2019 6:55 pm

It has been observed lately that people have started paying attention to what is right or wrong for their health and hence, the consumption of organic or naturally grown food has increased.

Alternative agriculture: Natural farming’s time has come, seize the moment

September 26, 2019 7:01 am

Consumers today are willing to pay for organic produce. What is required is a policy framework to enable farmers to cater to this market.

Northeast India's millennial farmers are sowing the seeds of a new culinary culture

July 26, 2018 5:30 pm

From Assam to Nagaland to Meghalaya, an army of 100 ‘green commandos’ — between the ages 18-30 — are going from village-to-village and school-to-school to spread knowledge about local foodisms, bust myths about organic farming, and revolutionalise the way the region eats.

22.5 lakh hectares brought under organic farming: Radha Mohan Singh

November 09, 2017 6:53 pm

"Food security is not an issue anymore in the country, but we still have the challenge of providing healthy and nutritious food to the growing population," Singh said.

ICAR to study if 'cow urine' can be used in organic farming

October 22, 2017 2:07 pm

According to a senior Niti Aayog official, the ICAR has been asked to look into the possibility of converting cow urine into amino acid for use as natural fertiliser to increase farm productivity.

Gujarat govt to set up varsity for organic farming

March 26, 2016 2:41 am

Under its organic farming policy, the Gujarat government plans to increase the organic farming area by 10 times in five years.

Ludhiana farmer hosts 'organic langar ' to mark Sikh Environment Day

March 15, 2016 1:34 pm

A well-known rose flower farmer in these parts, Jasbir's farm was visited by Prince Charles during his trip to India.

Centre gives push to organic farming even as Punjab lags

March 02, 2016 3:25 am

The current certified area under organic farming in Punjab is a negligible 2,000 acres only and nowhere near the target of 3,000 acres set for the end of March 2016, as per data available from PAICL.

‘Gandhi of organic farming’ passes away

October 25, 2015 5:17 am

Bhaskar Save had committed his life to organic farming and had won many awards nationally and internationally.