response to baba ramdev’s demands down load
Govt’s response as put up on the PIB home page. The very last paragraph is on Agriculture.
The govt is claiming that already many programmes are underway to promote organic farming, bio-pesticides and bio-fertilisers – they name RKVY, NPOP/NCOF, NHM amongst these. They claim that organic farming has reached 10.8 lakh hectares from 42000 hectares in 2004-05 because of all of this. “All these will be strengthened and expanded”.
On pricing support, the govt defends CACP and how things are based on cost data.