This government is very serious about organic farming and budgetary announcements reconfirm its commitment to betterment of farmers.
We welcome the initiative of setting up 22,000 new Gramin Agri markets. By bringing buyers closer, it will help farmers realize better prices for their produce. Establishment of these markets will also lead to widening of economic activity and encourage rural entrepreneurs.
Budgetary support for cluster farming with self-help groups to encourage organic farming will help improve productivity and supply, making organic food more affordable. These groups can also facilitate knowledge transfer, which will push organic production and propel India’s exports.