Ladakh would soon ban usage of Chemical, Fertilizers and pesticides
Union Territory Ladakh is progressing in primary sectors like Agriculture and horticulture with the substantial increase in the annual budget.
The Agriculture outlay has increased by 35 times, to nearly 72 crore rupees for UT. Apart from this, nearly three crore rupees budget for central programs is also being implemented.
Addressing the Media, UT Secretary Ravinder Kumar said, increased budgetary allocations have facilitated the Administration to take new initiatives like expanding cultivable land, high yielding seed replacement and preservation of local varieties like apricot and apples with tissue culture.
He also said, five thousand hectares of land is now totally transformed to organic farming. He said, Ladakh would soon ban the usage of Chemicals, Fertilizers and pesticides in the region.