Farmers exposed to organic farming

Farmers of Thayanur were exposed to various aspects of organic farming at a training programme organised by the Regional Centre of Organic farming, Bangalore, in association with the Department of Agriculture, here on Thursday. The programme was organised in the village adopted by P.Kumar, MP, Tiruchi, under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). Chandra Prabha Bandari, Junior Scientific officer of Regional Centre of Organic Farming, which is engaged in popularising organic farming in the country, explained the concept of organic farming, use of organic manures such as farm wastes, vermicompost and green manure. Green manure played a big role in sustaining soil health, she said. She elaborated on formation of model organic farms and on-farm compost preparation. Mr. Kumar inaugurated the training and distributed soil health cards and organic farming technical guides to 61 farmers in the presence of R.Chandrasekaran, Joint Director of Agriculture. As a follow-up, a demonstration on organic farming will be held in the village to sensitise farmers to how farm waste can be converted into useful necessary organic inputs. 

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