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Haryana to set up an organic certification agency

Haryana to set up an organic certification agency

Haryana to set up  an organic certification agency
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By PTI Jul 22, 2018 6:52:22 PM IST (Updated)

Officials said that 20 clusters had been formed in 11 districts of the state where 674 farmers were doing organic farming.

With a view to promote organic farming in Haryana, an organic certification agency will be set up for grading and authentication of produce near the farms to ensure reliability of products.

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This decision was taken at a review meeting of various projects chaired by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
The chief minister gave directions to the concerned officers to constitute an organic certification agency, which will reach the source -- farms -- and certify to assure the consumer that the product is purely organic.
According to an official release, officials said that 20 clusters had been formed in 11 districts of the state where 674 farmers were doing organic farming.
Khattar said that more and more farmers should be encouraged for adopting micro irrigation as this would result in saving of water.
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