AP Govt Takes Steps to Promote Organic Farming
The state will now see a new revolution of organic farming, in the lines of Sikkim. AP govt plans to focus extensively on organic methods in the coming days.
The state government has come up with a comprehensive project on creating viable and sustainable farm livelihoods by promoting organic farming in the Khariff season on the lines of that in Sikkim where more than 90% of the crops are produced with organic supplements.
Towards that end, the state government has earmarked 130 out of 566 clusters in all the 116 mandals of 13 districts on a pilot basis to benefit nearly 10 lakh farmers over a period of three years. Around 2.5 lakh acres of agricultural land will be covered as part of the project as each cluster comprises 1,500-2,000 acre.