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Organic E-commerce Platform to Strengthen for Enhancing Market Linkage: Ministry of Agriculture [READ STATEMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 17 Aug 2020 10:36pm

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The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare on Thursday (August 13, 2020) issued a statement that emphasized the growth potential of organic farming. “In a world battered by the COVID pandemic, the demand for healthy and safe food is already showing an upward trend and hence this is an opportune moment to be captured for a win-win situation for our farmers, consumers, and the environment”, it said.

India is ranked first in the number of organic farmers and ninth in terms of area under organic farming. Sikkim became the first state in the world to become fully organic along with Tripura and Uttarakhand setting similar targets. 

The Ministry while highlighting Government’s initiatives towards chemical-free farming mentioned that, two programs were implemented in 2015 by the government, these are - Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCD-NER) and Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), to encourage the farmers to adopt organic farming and to improve the remuneration system. 

Disruptions amid the on-going pandemic cannot be overlooked but, at the same time, many states and groups have converted this crisis into an opportunity. The best example being the Green Caravan of Kohima which created market connectivity between all villages of Nagaland to urban areas for vegetables, handicraft, and handlooms. Another such initiative is where the Manipur Organic Agency (MoMA) mobilized all the 15 Farmer Producer Centres of Mission Organic Value Chain Development (MOVCD) to collect produce and transport to two organic wholesale Centres in Imphal for the consumers.

The statement said that the organic… Continue Reading...

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