ORGANIC FARMING IS PROPOSED TO BE SET UP AT PERNEM: SPEAKER

Panaji: September 10, 2015 …. Highlighting the importance of organic farming speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Shri Rajendra Arlekar has said that an organic farming is proposed to be set up at Pernem with the support of Agriculture Department.

 Shri Arlekar was speaking after inaugurating a state level workshop for state Officers, NGO’s and Media Representatives on the occasion of National Nutrition Week Celebrations at Conference Hall, Directorate of Agriculture, Miramar, Panaji today.

 Speaking further the Speaker stressed the need to lay more thrust on promotion of organic farming which he said, offers nutritious food for healthy growth of an individual besides to keep a person mentally and physically fit. He said the proposed organic farming will come into operation at Pernem from the month of October 2015.

 Shri Ulhas Pai Kakode, Director of Directorate of Agriculture, Shri Sandeep Banaulikar, Demonstration Officer, Unit In charge, Food and Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Mrs. Nita Rane, Demonstration Officer, Unit In charge, Food and Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, and Dr. Vanita G. Pinto Da Silva, Asstt. Professor, Department of PSM, Goa Medical College was present on the occasion.

 To promote and coordinate activities with regard to bringing nutritional issues centre stage through advocacy and sensitization of policy planners and implementers the Speaker said this is a movement of masses wherein NGO’s and other organizations should be involved on priority.

 Speaker also highlighted the importance of organic farming and said more stress should be given in cultivating organic farming in the state.

The theme for National Nutrition Week 2015 is ‘Better Nutrition: Key to Development’. Shri Ulhas Pai Kakode, Director of Directorate of Agriculture spoke on the occasion.

 Earlier Shri Sandeep Banaulikar who welcomed the guests later highlighted the importance of Nutrition Week Celebrations. Mrs. Nita Rane compered and later proposed vote of thanks.

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