ONGC to support organic farming in Telangana

The ONGC board granted Rs 4 crore to Ekalavya Foundation to build infrastructure

GN Bureau | August 29, 2017


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 Oil and natural gas corporation limited (ONGC) has said that it is committed to enable organic farming in the country in line with the prime minister’s goal of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 and reducing the carbon footprint.

The ONGC board has approved extending Rs 4 crore financial support to Ekalavya Foundation for construction of admin block, hostels for the students and other amenities at the foundation’s sprawling 100 acre land in Gingurti , Tandur Mandal. 
 
ONGC, director (HR), DD Misra said Research and Training centre of Ekalavya Foundation, popularly known as ECOART, is in Gingurti village, Vikarabad Mandal in Telangana. This mandal is one of the most backward region in the region inhabited by SCs and STs.
 
Ekalavya Foundation has been chosen as the implementing agency to train farmers under Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Siksha Yojana (PDDUUKSY).  The foundation had launched a two year diploma course on organic farming in the academic year 2015.
 
Mishra said organic farming is the future of India and added that the foundation is set to take organic farming deep into the hinterland to transform the agricultural scenario of the country.
 

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