Action plan to promote organic farming in Uttara Kannada

By TheHindu on 27 Feb 2017 | read

A Rs.1.2-crore action plan would be submitted to the State government on Saturday for the promotion of organic farming in Uttara Kannada district, Vishweshwar Bhat, president, District Organic Agriculturists Associations’ Union, said in a release on Friday.

He said that there were 2,863 members from 25 organic cultivators in the district and organic products were grown on 2,500 hectares.

The action plan included cultivation, processing, storage and marketing of cashew, pepper, cocoa, mango, jackfruit and other crops and setting up of a cashew processing unit at Kumta, fruit pulp processing units at Sirsi and Kumta, and a coconut processing unit at Honnavar, the release said.

There is a plan to set up an office for the purpose at the Agricultural Produce Market Committee yard in Sirsi. It has also been decided to release organic products of Uttara Kannada under a single brand name, the release added.