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  • Technology Centre for Rs 100 cr to come up in J&K
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  • Encroachment of forest land: J&K Govt constitutes probe panel
  • Any decision on Article 370 of Constitution requires more time: Rajnath
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39,790 farmers switch over to organic farming in HP

Shimla, Mar 11 (UNI) The supply of fresh green off-season vegetables and nutrition-filled, juicy Apple and Pears of Himachal Pradesh to the entire North India got a healthy twist, as 39,790 farmers have switched over to organic farming.
Ryots of this hill state have achieved a major breakthrough as about 21,773 hectares arable lands were brought under the organic farming. The state government, claiming it to be a Zero Budget Natural farming option, however, said it has provided Rs 25 crore budget for the next financial year.
According to a state government Spokesman, it would discourage the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides moreover bio-pesticides and bio-insecticides would be encouraged.
The government has also offered 50 per cent investment subsidy for establishment of bio-pesticides plants in the state. Package of practice would be developed by the Universities to promote the organic farming further.
Himachal has a great scope for protected cultivation of high value flowers, which give high market returns to the growers, compared to traditional farming. The state is also emerging as a flower state.
The state recorded a low economic growth during the last two years as against 8.1 per cent growth during 2015-16, Himachal recorded 6.9 per cent growth in last year, however, the state also projected 6.3 per cent growth rate for this financial year.
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24 Sep 2018 | 6:29 PM

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Any decision on Article 370 of Constitution requires more time: Rajnath

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Kushwaha keeps cards closed to his chest on seat sharing

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