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Organic agriculture has great potential in the federal state of Orissa (42 million inhabitants) in the east of the Indian subcontinent.
These were the words of the chief minister Naveen Patnaik, who told the people taking part in the biennial congress of the Organic Farming Association of India about the imminent creation of a further organic monitoring agency, reports the online edition of the magazine Hindu Business Line.
Patnaik quoted a study by ASSOCHAM that reveals that the state has an export potential in the next five years of the equivalent of €86 m. Moreover, another eight million jobs could be created. He added that organic farming is planned as a compulsory subject at degree and post-graduate level at the state Agricultural University.
He said the consumption of artificial fertilizers and pesticides was already significantly lower than the national average. “Our agricultural policy also has a resolution to include organic farming in the syllabus at school level.”
Organic exports from
BioFach India, the youngest daughter of the World Organic Trade Fair BioFach in Nürnberg, takes place together with India Organic in the South Indian city of Bangalore from 29 November to 1 December. The exhibition duo attracts interested visitors from production, manufacturing, trade and services for the fourth time.
Orissa include cotton, turmeric, ginger, pulses and scented varieties of rice.
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