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Mission Organic Development Initiative (MODI)

Published on January 20, 2020
Current context: The first ever Exposure-cum-Training Tour on Organic Farming outside the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh (from Ladakh to Uttarakhand) is flagged off on 18th January 2020.
Mission Organic Development Initiative (MODI) 
  • The week-long tour of 25 progressive farmers is done under Mission Organic Development Initiative (MODI) programme.
  • Under the programme, the entire Leh district of the Union Territory is targeted to achieve Organic farming by 2025.
  • The move is also aimed at strengthen the “local” produce of Ladakh so that they are “significantly healthier than imported ones”.
  • Currently, there are at least 34 organic villages in Leh district that have not used chemical fertiliser and pesticides during last three years and beyond.
  • Under the MODI project, the administration has been planning to target more than 115 villages in the district for organic certification.
  • The action plan of MODI was approved by the Special General Council of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh on 9th March 2019.

Question: 

Q.1 Which state/Union Territory is promoting organic farming through the Mission Organic Development Initiative (MODI) programme?
a. Maharashtra
b. Ladakh
c. Andaman and Nicobar Island
d. Chandigarh

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