Guwahati, May 27 UNI | 2 months ago

To popularise organic farming in North East, with the potential of the region in this sector remaining untapped, the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is stepping in to boost the sector.

In view of the growing demand in the market for organic food, there have been initiatives from various sectors, including the central and state governments, to popularise organic farming and to take it forward, the ICC is organising a one-day seminar 'Organice Production - Technology development and transfer for promotion of horticulture' here tomorrow, in association with National Horticulture Board (NHB), supported by NABARD.

The seminar will create a platform for discussion among representatives of governments, corporations, agencies consumer organisations, NGOs, industry representatives, experts, policy makers, etc. to device a way forward for organic farming to move up on a higher growth trajectory, an ICC release said. Besides, the seminar will provide an insight into the opportunities in organic farming.

Central agencies like NHB, CIH have played a key role in this scenario as most of the beneficiaries are unaware of the various requirements like Certification, Packaging. State governments of the North Eastern region have started Organic Mission to organise and create institutional buying in the sector.

(Posted on 28-05-2014)