4th February 2016, New Delhi
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Urged Replication of Sikkim Model for Organic Farming
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and President of the ICAR Society complimented agricultural scientists for infusion of modern technologies in agriculture and appreciated their commitment to overcome farm constraints through innovations in fields. He expressed his satisfaction over large number of technology demonstrations at farmers’ fields, but stressed the need to accelerate the technology and knowledge empowerment of farmers. Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister emphasized the important role of organic farming in enhancing farmer income vis-à-vis soil fertility and human health and desired the replication of Sikkim model in other suitable states. Recently, Sikkim has been declared organic state by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, he added. Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister recommended opening of a National Research Centre on Organic Farming at Gangtok, Sikkim for further development of new technologies in this challenging field. He was addressing 87th Annual General Meeting of the ICAR Society at NASC here today.