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Mission Organic Development Initiative (MODI)

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
Mission Organic Development Initiative (MODI) Mission Organic Development Initiative (MODI) Reviewed by Neha Verma on January 20, 2020 Rating: 5

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