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Bihar announces subsidy to farmers to promote organic farming

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PATNA: The ruling Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has planned to promote organic farming in Bihar and develop it as the second ‘organic state after Sikkim. Right now, the focus is on vegetable farming.

Under part of the plan, the state government has announced to provide helps to the farmers for the next three years.

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To achieve the task, the government has prepared two plans.  Under the first plan, the farmers will be given a debit card to purchase farming materials up to Rs 6000.

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Under the second plan, the government will be providing agricultural kits to the farmers.

The target is to do organic farming in at least 50,000 acres of land in the next five years in 11 districts which include Patna, Nalanda, Vaishali, Samastipur, Bregusarai, Khagaria, Munger, Bhagalpur and Lakhisarai.

The promotion of organic farming is not only good for heath of human beings but also for soil which fertility remains maintained.

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