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Village in Assam's Jorhat scripts success story through organic farming
by Smita Bhattacharyya
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26 May 2018
On 26 May 2018 Northeast Now reported:
What began as a project to mainstream women in agriculture has turned out to be an environment conservation success story at the Borfoidia Gohain Gaon at Lahdoigarh in Jorhat district of Assam. ... Manju Dutta Das, professor and head of the department of Extension, College of Community Science, then College of Home Science under Assam Agricultural University said that she had started off with nine odd women in the Borfoidia Gohain Gaon, who were organized into a self-help group. 'Today, seven years later I can take pride in saying that 70 per cent of the agricultural cultivation, whether paddy, tea, or horticultural crops is being done here in an organic mode,' she said.
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of environment, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
The first batch of 100 farmers both men and women were taught about the adverse effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, soil degradation, etc.
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