West Bengal finds ways to increase organic farming -Sutanuka Ghosal

-The Economic Times

West Bengal state agriculture department is geared up to increase organic farming in the state. As part of its drive to increase organic farming, the state is focusing on increasing production of some of the aromatic rice varieties like Radhatilak, Dudhsar, Kalabhat, Kalonuniya. As of now, 17,807 hectares of land are used for organic farming. The department is planning to bring another 10,000 hectares under organic farming.

Apart from paddy, tea, flowers and fruits are cultivated using organic farming methods. For cultivating aromatic rice, organic fertilisers are necessary, as usage of chemical fertilisers will lead to loss of the aroma.

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The Economic Times, 28 November, 2018, https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/west-bengal-finds-ways-to-increase-organic-farming/articleshow/66842832.cms

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