Shri Radha

Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare Minister of India, announced on 10th February 2016 the establishment of National Organic Farming Research Institute (NOFRI) at Gangtok, Sikkim during 87th Annual General Meeting of Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Sikkim - a state in India’s North Eastern hill region has recently been declared as the first organic state in the country.The organic research institute will promote research and education on organic farming, and provide research and technological backstopping to organic production systems, especially in the North East Hills Region of India.

The institute will undertake basic, strategic and adaptive research on efficient, economically viable and environmentally sustainable organic farming systems for improving productivity, resource use efficiencies and quality of produce. Besides, it will impart vocational and advanced training to stakeholders for promotion of organic farming in the country. Required financial resources, manpower and infrastructure facilities will be made available accordingly.

Author

Dr. Mahesh Chander

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Division of Extension Education

Indian Veterinary Research Institute
Izatnagar-243122 (UP) INDIA
Tel: +91 581 2302391
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Mahesh Chander is a member of the ISOFAR board.