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Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and Organic Mission President Dr Anand being honoured with traditional ‘Odikathi’ by MLA M P Appachu Ranjan.

Speaking at an interaction session with the organic farmers at Kambibane near Suntikoppa, he said by attracting investment in agriculture sector, the government will make an effort to provide the facilities of godown, cold processing unit, fruit processing unit to the farmers.

The farming sector should be made profitable venture and confidence must be instilled among the farmers. The government has been giving emphasis to organic farming in the state. There is a need to reduce the use of chemical fertlisers, he added.

A sum of Rs 200 crore has been earmarked in the budget to encourage organic farming in the State. The government has also decided to send 500 organic farmers to foreign countries to give emphasis to organic farming, he added.

The CM said to encourage horticulture crops, a sum of Rs 10,000 will be given to those who grow horticulture crops in two acre land. The financial assistance will be given in two installments.

Under Organic Farming Mission, 174 organic farming societies with 82,700 farmers are benefited. It has been decided to set up organic farming societies in every taluks to benefit atleast 3,000 families.

Marketing facility

The CM said that there is a need to provide marketing facilities for the organic crops grown by the farmers. The government is ready to give its nod for any proposal on marketing of agriculture crops under Organic Farming Mission.

He said there is a need to bring in revolutionary change in the lives of rural folks by checking the migration of youth to cities. MLA M P Appachu Ranjan said the budget has given emphasis to all the sections of the society.

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