The Department of Sustainable Organic Agriculture of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University bagged prestigious award from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The University has been awarded for its Network Project on Organic Farming (NPOF) for the year 2015-16.
The ICAR recognised the Institute for its best performance in experimentation, identification of rich varieties of organic farming and publications. The University also implemented all the programmes, and Sub Urban plans 20 ICAR-Network Project centres across India.
Organic Farming is the best way of farming practices. It is a natural process which leads to quality in agricultural productivity. The University presented various practices in Organic Farming through research. However, most of the farmers adopt hybrid farming and mostly depend on fertilisers and pesticides. Usage of fertilisers degrades the fertility of the soil. Hence, organic farming is essential to protect the fertility of the soil.
The award was presented by Prof. Balraj Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Rajasthan Agricultural University. The award was presented at 11th Annual Group Meeting which was held at Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal.