Trivandrum: K P Mohanan, Minister for Agriculture, inaugurated the harvest of the organic farming programme conducted by the State Horticulture Mission and Collectorate Recreation Club, at Kudappanakkunnu Civil Station. Minister for Revenue Adoor Prakash, K N Satheesh IAS - Trivandrum District Collector and Dr. K Prathapan – Director, State Horticulture Mission were also present at the function, which was presided over by MLA K Muraleedharan.
“The peri-urban vegetable initiative of the Union Ministry of Agriculture under the Rakshtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, which was implemented in Trivandrum, has shown positive results. This project is aimed at cultivating vegetables in each and every house so that the daily meal would include at least one vegetable cultivated at home,” says Dr. K Prathapan Director State Horticulture Mission.
“It is a new venture, I hope that it will be successful. Through this
programme, we aim to promote the use of non-toxic vegetables, which are
produced without the use of chemicals. Chemical farming is no longer
acceptable, since it badly affects the air we breathe, the water we
drink and the land we depend on for food and habitat. So we should give
our full support to organic farming,” Said K P Mohanan, Minister for