Organic farming is the next new thing being practiced in the state. To make it popular and to focus on the new technologies and practices being adopted in the field of organic farming, an interactive workshop was organized by the department of Agriculture. The two day workshop was held at International Horticulture Innovation and Training Centre (IHITC), Durgapura on 30th June and 1st July 2016.
Farmers who have practiced organic farming, subject specialist and people who are related to organic farming (even if they are manufacturing vermi compost) were invited to the workshop. The sole purpose was that these stakeholders can share their ideas and practices adopted by them in the field. â€œFarmers have been trying their hands at organic farming, while subject experts have new technology, hence it is expected that the workshop will devise a line of action that needs to be followed by the departmentâ€ was quoted by Dr. Sharad Godha, Director of IHITC during the workshop. Currently, the concept of organic farming is getting popular in the state and the government is trying to popularise it like it is done in Sikkim. Though organic farming is practiced at many places in the state, it is being done in a small way. Many farmers want to try it but they do not have the practical idea of going about it. Therefore, IHITC is stressing to develop practical training. Apart from this, the department is coming up with various initiatives in Dungarpur, which has been declared as organic Dungarpur. It was chosen for organic farming after agriculture minister Mr. Prabhulal Saini and officials visited Sikkim.