With the Birtamod municipality's announcement to make the town free from the use of pesticides, farmers here have been attracted towards organic farming.
Under the 'one group, one production' programme implemented by the municipality under the organic production promotion campaign, a collective farming of several crops like mustard, buckwheat, beans and sunflower is taking place here. Municipality's agricultural section chief Rajendra Kadariya said the farming is totally organic.
The collective cultivation of vegetables and crops is expected to yield more production at a relatively low cost. Farmers are associated with different groups and engaged in collective farming. The municipality gives subsidy in seeds.
The municipality has provided grants of Rs 1.9 million to the farmers this year under the 'one group, one production' programme.
Source: National News Agency Nepal