Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Centre to provide Rs.10,000 per hectare for organic farming

"VELLORE: The Central government has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs.10,000 per hectare for a maximum area of four hectares per beneficiary, over a period of three years, for the adoption of organic farming for horticultural crops under the National Horticulture Mission (NHM). This was conveyed in a letter written by D. Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Union Ministry of Agriculture, to G.S. Purushothaman, president, Federation of Tamil Nadu Organic Farming Organisations, Vellore.

Mr. Kumar has stated in his letter that there is no provision for providing financial assistance for organic farming for field crops. He advised Mr. Purushothaman to approach the State government for assistance for organic farming for field crops under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)."

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