GUWAHATI, Sept 21 - The Society for Environment, Health, Awareness of Nutrition and Toxicity (SEHAT), Voice of Environment (VOE) and North East Wetland (NEW) jointly organised a seminar-cum-workshop on organic farming to transform Assam into an eco-friendly organic State at the Panchayat Office, Neli, in Morigaon recently.
Dr Jaswant Ray from Delhi, the chief guest, apprised the participating farmers and local bodies about the value of organic farming and its effectiveness in protecting human health and the natural environment. He also discussed utilisation and significance of bio-fertiliser and potential benefits of green technology in agriculture. Other topics covered in the meet were earthworm, vermi-technology, vermicompost, chemical fertiliser, pesticides, and agriculture productivity and its environmental impact.
Earlier, the programme started with a �safai abhijan� on the Panchayat office premises, followed by a tree plantation drive by environmentalist Alkesh Sam Kashyap.
The event was attended by over 100 farmers and local bodies.