In the quest for safer food, the demand for organically grown foods has increased in the last decades due to their probable health benefits and food safety concerns.
Organic farming, animal husbandry, handicraft making, wood work and food making are some of the fruitful activities being taken up by the young unemployed boys and girls in the district.
Neeraj Yumnam of Kongpal Kshetri Leikai, Porompat, who did his MSc in Agronomy after completing BSc Agriculture has been carrying out the ‘hydroponic’ method of farming.
In India the organic food market is approximately of Rs. 5.6 billion and is an emerging opportunity for generation of employment and income at village level.