Expert panel to look into crop diseases

 Speaking at a taluk convention on organic farming, he said government has earmarked Rs 200 crore to support organic farming. Farmers who undertake organic farming are given financial assistance.

Bharathiya Kissan Sangha district general secretary Kalyan Jagate said “we can save mother earth only by avoiding the use of chemical fertilisers. The Sangha is planning to start an Federation to provide marketing facilities for crops grown by using organic manure.”

Progressive farmer R Devanand said “there is a need to make a study on how far farmers who use organic manure have achieved success. Scientists should come forward to find a solution to the diseases affecting organic farming.”

Agriculture department Assistant Director D T Manjunath said a sum of Rs 24 lakh has been released under organic farming mission to support 300 farmers who are interested in organic farming. MLA D S Suresh distributed cheques to 300 beneficiaries on the occasion.

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