Nalanda, India: Impressed with the status of organic farming in Sohdih village in Nalanda in the Indian State of Bihar; Escorts – a tractor manufacturer, decided to put the entire process of potato farming on the global map to make it available for everyone. The company will use GPS for sowing potato over an area of 160 acres by using natural fertilisers only.
Now, the Bihar State Government has decided to promote organic farming in at least one village of the remaining 36 districts, Agriculture Production Commissioner A.K. Sinha has said. “There is an adequate quantum of animal dung, vermi compost, rotten crops and fodders for use under organic farming,” he said.
Escorts’ production development manager Abhishek Kumar said, “Now that the village has come on the global map, the farmers can earn a handsome profit for their organic produces amid growing demand of natural food materials globally.”
Representatives of a number of companies will meet state government officials on February 11 where they are likely to place order for sale or export of organic produces, Kumar said. Meanwhile, Agrawal said that the farmers may produce onions through organic farming after reaping high yield from potato crop having huge demand from across the country and the world.