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Gujarat To Set Up Nation’s First Organic Farming University

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Gujarat is going to be the first state to set up a University exclusively focussed Organic Farming.

Objective – To help farmers in switching to unconventional methods of farming.

Key PointsGujarat To Set Up Nation’s First Organic Farming University

  • A fund of Rs 10 crore has been earmarked towards the university in the annual 2016-17 budget.
  • The place may be chosen near to agriculture Kamdhenu University in Gandhinagar district.
  • The separate university will focus exclusively on organic farming and research on what kind of crops can be grown in a particular area depending on the type of soil and the local climate.
  • Under its organic farming policy, the Gujarat government plans to increase the organic farming area by 10 times in five years

Why is Organic Farming Important?

  • Organic Farming is the production system which largely excludes the use of synthetically compounded fertilizers, pesticide, growth regulator and livestock feed additives.
  • Organic methods address the three largest environmental problems on Earth: climate change, excess nitrogen flow and biodiversity loss


  • Chief Minister: Anandiben Patel
  • Capital: Gandhinagar