‘Green shops’ to sell organic produce in cities

MYSORE: Karnataka Rajya Naisargika Krishi Andolana Vedike, a forum working to popularise organic farming over several years, is all set to open ‘Green Shops’ in many cities. The forum, which h

Published: 17th January 2012 04:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:16 PM   |  A+A-

MYSORE: Karnataka Rajya Naisargika Krishi Andolana Vedike, a forum working to popularise organic farming over several years, is all set to open ‘Green Shops’ in many cities. The forum, which has a network of over 80,000 organic farmers all over the state, will, as part of the first phase, open shops in Bangalore, Mysore, Dharwad and Shimoga by the first week of February.

Organic fruits and vegetables grown in will be made available here at market prices.

Forum convenor Swamy Anand told Express that ‘Green Shop’ is the result of their continuous efforts.

“We conducted hundreds of field experiments across the country to create awareness on the benefits of organic farming,” he said.

“Our first experiment to open an outlet in Shimoga three years ago ended in disaster. Though there was good demand, storage was a problem as there were not many organic farmers in that region then,” he added.

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