Friday, 16 July 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Uttarakhand has great potential in the field of organic farming which can be used to double the income of farmers. The Central government has also been emphasising on organic farming using modern tools rather than using chemical fertilisers in agriculture.
The centre is working to make Uttarakhand a progressive and prosperous state too. This was stated by the vice chairman of NITI Aayog, Rajiv Kumar during his recent visit to the Nainital district. During his inspection of apple orchards at Dhanachuli and Kasialekh in the district, Kumar emphasised on organic farming in the state. He also interacted with local farmers who shared their issues regarding farming in the district. Kumar said that organic farming is the future and is currently being done in several states of the country.
He stated that he has recently met chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and talked about encouraging organic farming in the State. He added that he will also make Prime Minister Narendra Modi aware of the situation of the farming in the State and will prepare a report to apprise him of the potential of farming here.