Udaipur’s Gati Gaum Becomes Rajasthan’s First Internationally Certified Organic Village
Most credit must go to Gati’s residents who have always protected their fields from agro-chem pollution as part of their native traditions.
Back to the earth, the hard way
The Internal Control System used by the Organic Mission for certification brings farmers’ holdings on a village or block level into collectives so they can avoid seepages between farms.
Sikkim ‘livelihood schools’ to promote organic farming
The state government is promoting a significant conversion to organic farming, and opening "livelihood schools” (first such schools in India) for this purpose. A total of 50,000 hectares of land belonging to around 62,000 families will be covered under organic farming by 2015.