Organic farming of vegetables, spices and paddy will be promoted in the high ranges of the district as part of a State-wide project. In the current financial year, 875 hectares of land will be brought under organic cultivation and financial assistance will be given to the farmers. Principal Agriculture Officer V.M. Sasikumar said that Rs.10,000 per hectare of land would be given as financial assistance to the farmers. The farmers who opted for organic cultivation last year can also seek financial help this year, he said. Block-level agriculture assistant directors will supervise the project, which will be implemented through Krishi Bhavans. For details, farmers may contact the respective Krishi Bhavans.

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