Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has announced that he intends to give greater importance to organic farming by increasing the acreage under organic farming from 2,000 to 9,000 hectares in phases. Farmers and entrepreneurs have been paying close attention.
EastMojo travelled to Bhajendranagar village in Sepahijala district to meet farmers who have been engaged in organic farming for the past 15 months.
The bio-technology department selected 40 beneficiaries, mostly women from Bhajendranagar bio-village, to receive all kinds of facilities to start organic farming and promote green technology for sustainable development. The bio-technology and agriculture departments have been working hard, separately, but with the same target to boost the rural economy in the state.
Anjan Sengupta, a senior scientific officer, said that the bio-village project has been implemented by the directorate of bio-technology under the financial assistance of the ONGC Tripura asset.
The project was taken up with the objective of improving the socio-economic development of rural communities, using eco-friendly technology. The department has taken three things into consideration, the social benefits, and the financial and environment effects.