Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Regional mela on organic farming today

The Agriculture Department will organise a ‘Regional Mela on Organic Farming and Products at Rythu Bazaar here on Wednesday. Agriculture officials and farmers from Nellore, Kadapa, Anantapur, Prakasam, Kurnool and Chittoor districts are participating in the one-day event.
Joint Director (Agriculture) Nirmal Nithyanand said that the event would focus on organic farming methods and awareness campaigns for farmers. “Different varieties of paddy, cereals and vegetables will be on display and organic farm product will be available for sale,” he said. “The Agriculture Department is monitoring the organic farming practices in around 600 hectares in the district and we have plans to increase the acreage ,” he said.

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