Gangtok, 16 Jul:
Farmers of Yangtey GPU were provided orientation and briefing on the National Standard for Organic Production (NSOP) and National Organic Production (NOP) standards for organic production today.
As per a press release, the training program was chaired by the ward panchayat, Aita Raj Rai ofLower Yangtey while the resource person for the training was Field Officer cum Master Trainer,Biren Tiwari assisted by Sangmoo Lepcha.
The training began with outlining the importance of organic farming and what progress has been made so far in the GPU. The participants were informed about the various opportunities that the Government has been creating in the agriculture sector.
Farmers were informed about the recent directive of the district administration to cultivate crops in all barren land and enhance crop production.
The key elements of National standard for Organic Production (NSOP) and National Organic Production (NOP) standardswere highlighted and how crop production needs to be undertaken as per these standards.
Biren Tiwari also shared information about the regular internal and external inspection processes. The training ended with vote of thanks by Sangmoo Lepcha.