Organic Farming and Agriculture Development
We form Organic Farmers Groups within the boundary of selected watersheds by organising 12-20 farmers who are doing similar agriculture activities in adjacent lands. They are provided technical assistance in organic farming and marketing.
Organic farming not only avoids the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and growth regulators but also maintains the soil and land nutrient.
It relies on crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, legumes, green manures, off-farm wastes, mineral-bearing rocks, and biological pest control to maintain soil health; supply of plant nutrients minimises weeds and pests.
Organic Farmers Groups within the district are federated into district level and form District Organic Farmers Association. All the organic produces are pooled together at the district and sold directly. Our District-level Organic Farmers Associations in Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh have come together to form the Indian Natural Farmers Producer Company Limited. The Company will facilitate production and marketing of organic produce.
More than 300 hectares of land has been brought under organic farming covering more than 500 farmers.