RANGIYA, Dec 29 - An awareness meet on organic farming, sponsored by the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), was held at Gopalpur village here on Thursday.
Nearly 80 women from different self-help groups under Kamrup district, besides farmers of the locality, were apprised of the significance of organic farming and production of organic manure.
Addressing the gathering, Branch Manager of APEX Bank, Rangiya, Diganta Kakati, said that switching to organic farming by using vermicompost or such other organic manure for production of crops would yield the maximum output. He also highlighted the benefits of all organic farming yield which is bio-friendly and non-harmful to the body.
Speaking on the occasion, senior citizen Prabin Saikia said that concerted efforts from all, particularly farmers and women, in this regard would be crucial for the agricultural sector and give a thrust to the economy.
Kakati also explained the importance of women�s empowerment as well as possible assistance from banks to support all such empowering activities.
Nipon Bhuyan, a youth farmer, spoke on the techniques of organic manure production by reusing waste.
NRLM block coordinator Naba Moran and community resource person Nuruma Begum also spoke on the occasion.