Punjab to promote cultivation of organic basmati

  • PTI, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 07, 2015 20:28 IST

Punjab government on Tuesday said it will now start promoting cultivation of organic basmati rice in the state."After the tremendous success of organic wheat, Punjab Agro is all set for organic basmati in the state," K S Pannu, Managing Director, Punjab Agro Industrial Corporation said.

After a favourable response from farmers, now basmati would be cultivated in Organic farms of various districts, he said.The state government is committed to encouraging farmers for organic farming. And for this purpose, the government is going to establish an 'Organic Farming Board'.

He further said about 1,000 farmers are associated with Punjab Agro for organic farming.Shops will be allotted in cities and towns to sell organic produce along with milk and milk products, he informed.

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