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Chhattisgarh state launches “Organic Farming Mission” in India

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This is how government policy influences the market in a positive way.  Imagine how much different our agricultural landscape would look in the US if we adopted the same practices on a large scale.

RAIPUR: In a bid to boost organic farming in state, Chhattisgarh government, on Friday, launched an ‘organic farming mission’ in districts of Bastar, Bilaspur and Ambikapur. Under the mission, the government would provide infrastructure, certification and knowledge to farmers, who opt for organic farming.
Speaking on the occasion, state agriculture minister, Chandrashekhar Sahu, said the mission would benefit farmers, who diversify to fertilizer-free farming.
He said since the demand of organic food was increasing in markets outside the state, the department would provide required certification to enable farmers to get the best price for their produce.
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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

2 thoughts on “Chhattisgarh state launches “Organic Farming Mission” in India

  1. Hi Daniela, Thanks for the beautiful post. It is indeed heartening to see a state government such a huge positive step to give a boost to organic farming. But many educated youth all over India are also entering the field. These are just two examples, but there are many more: http://www.theweekendleader.com/Nature/1484/educated-farmer.html, http://www.theweekendleader.com/Nature/1514/inspiring-farmer.html
    Cheers

    • That’s great to hear. I am so heartened by the articles I read about organic farming and agroecology from all over the world. Thank you for the links. I will post them as soon as I get some time.

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