Udupi sources have stated that by the end of next month, you could be eating delicious dishes made out of fresh organic vegetables purchased from the Savayava Santhe (organic market), if everything goes according to the plan of the district administration here and the authority has given its nod to hold the weekly organic market at the Flower Auction Centre at Doddanagudde here.
It was stated that six organic farming clusters established in Udupi district and 632 farmers have been practicing organic farming in 655 hectares (ha) of land since 2013-14 under the Savayava Bhagya Yojane of State government.
Meanwhile the clusters have been established in Hirebettu, Kadur,
Kattingeri, Belinje, Japti and Teggarse by the Department of Agriculture, with
the help of NGOs. Under the yojane, a Dakshina Kannada, Chikkamagaluru and
Udupi Districts Regional Cooperative Organic Farmers Associations’ Federation
has been set up.
Currently the joint director of Agriculture, Chandrashekhar Nayak said “The Savayava Santhe here will also get organic vegetables, food grains and fruits from Dakshina Kannada and Chikkamagaluru districts also". Besides these clusters, farmers are now following organic farming under the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana of the Union government in nine villages in Udupi district since 2015-16. As many as 292 farmers are following organic farming in 108 hectares of land under this yojana.