NITI takes organic tips from Giriraj
By Manish Anand | Published: 17th September 2017 09:43 AM |
NEW DELHI: Senior officials of think-tank NITI Aayog are making a beeline for Giriraj Singh, who owes his national recognition to his rabid anti-Pakistan and Hindutva comments, to take lessons on organic farming.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told NITI Aayog officials to consult the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, on popularising organic farming in the country.
“Singh has been engaged in organic farming and has been working in Bihar to persuade farmers to adopt the farming method by making use of cattle stock,” said an official. “The minister believes cow urine is a better alternative to fertiliser and five times more productive if used after processing.”
The Prime Minister has been stressing organic farming and has argued for it in Parliament. Sikkim is the only state that has officially been declared an organic state.