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NE states can can supply the India's total organic food: Rupala

NE states can can supply the  India's total organic food: Rupala

Umiam (Meghalaya), Feb 19 (UNI) Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala on Wednesday said India’s northeastern states can can supply the India's total organic food.

“I urge all the farmers to move towards organic mode of food production as global demand for organic food is increasing due to health consciousness among people,” he said addressing a day long workshop on Soil Health and review meeting of soil health and Krishi Vigyan Kendra's at Dr. M. S. Swaminathan Hall, Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), here in. Umiam, Meghalaya.

“India can only fulfil the global demand of organic foods and the North Eastern region specially can supply the India's total organic food demand as it has the potential,” Rupala said.

Stating that soil health cards help farmers to reduce production cost on agricultural produce and increases the income of the farmers, the Union Minister said that the soil health card will fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aim of doubling the income of farmers by 2022.

Rupala assured the farming communities of resolving at the the earliest issues related to organic certification and Soil health card for Jhum cultivators.

The day long was workshop organised by Indian Council for Agricultural Research- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Umiam, Meghalaya on the occasion of Soil Health Day where Meghalaya government representatives of seven Northeastern states and farmers participated in the event.

Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, Dr. Alka Bhargava was also present on the occasion apart from other officials of of the Central and State government.

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