Huge potential for organic farming in A&N islands

New Delhi, Feb 15 Andaman and Nicobar Islands has huge potential to scale up organic farming, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said.

Currently, organic farming is being taken up on a small scale in about 321 hectares of the Union Territory.

“The island has immense potential and is favourably placed for organic farming due to less use of chemical fertilisers and abundant species,” Singh said in Port Blair.

The aim is to convert the UT into an organic farming island and therefore efforts are being made to create more awareness among farmers and consumers, he said in a statement.