State Government to draft organic farming policy in 2 months


Bhubaneswar: The State government today decided to draft an organic farming policy within two months to provide support for growth of the organic sector and marketing of organic products.

The decision was taken at the agriculture cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here.

“The proposed policy will enable farmers to get higher returns for their produce,” a senior official said after the agriculture cabinet meeting.

Odisha is the third largest contributor to the public distribution system, said agriculture minister Damodar Rout while highlighting the state’s policies for the rise in paddy production in Odisha.

“It is therefore necessary enhance agricultural production since a vast majority depends on agriculture,” Rout said.

Allied sectors like fisheries, poultry and goat farming enabling farmers to increase their income, he added.

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