The Centre has sanctioned Rs 1,500 crore for three years to promote organic farming in state. The amount was sanctioned by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh when Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met him in New Delhi yesterday. This was in keeping with PM Narendra Modi’s vision of developing Uttarakhand as an organic state, which he spelt out during his visit to Kedarnath last year, it said.The Union Minister also cleared a proposal worth Rs 2,600 crore for the co-operative sector in the state. Of this, Rs 200 crore is meant for reorganisation of sugar mills.
January 11, 2020