Bio-lab to come up at Abash to promote organic farming
The state government has decided to set up a bio-laboratory at Abash in West Midnapore at a cost of more than Rs 1 crore to promote organic farming.
The decision to set up the laboratory has been taken considering that the western region of the state has immense potential in growing organic crops.
All sorts of tests that are necessary for organic farming can be undertaken in the proposed bio-laboratory. Preliminary tasks needed to set up the lab have already been undertaken and the work to set it up will start begin.
This comes at the time when the state agriculture department has taken several measures to ensure increase in organic farming.
Simultaneously, the state government has allotted around 25 acre of land to the Centre to set up a dedicated groundnut research station at Abash in West Midnapore.
There is one such research station in Jaunpur and the second of its kind is coming up in Bengal. Research related to groundnut cultivation across the country would be carried out in the station that would come up in West Midnapore.
But the eastern and north eastern states would get additional benefit with the setting up of the research station in Bengal.
It has also been learnt that the state government has also proposed to the Jindals to take up a project of agriculture farming in their plot at Salboni in West Midnapore.