Our honourable agriculture minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh will inaugurate the three-day Organic World Congress – 2017 in Greater Noida which will be attended by 1,400 representatives from 110 countries and 2000 Indian delegates. The Organic World Congress (OWC) is organized once every three years in a different countries and this time it is being organised in India. The last edition of the Organic World Congress took place in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2014. The International Federation of Organic Farming Movements (IFOAM) and OAFI are organizing the event where 55 seeds group from 15 Indian states will showcase 4,000 varieties of seeds.
The inauguration ceremony will also be attended by Minister of Agriculture, Bhutan Shri Yeshey Dorji; Minister for Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu; Sikkim’s Chief Minister, Pawan Kumar Chamling; Union Minister of State for Agriculture, Smt. Krishna Raj; Haryana Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister, Shri Om Prakash Dhankar; Odisha Agriculture Minister, Shri Damodara Rout; Kerala Agriculture Minister, V.S. Sunilkumar and hundreds of experienced organic farmers, scientists and traders.
Shri Radha Mohan Singh said that this is to bring India on front of organic farming which is the demand of future. India being the oldest country to follow organic farming so it is the right destination to organize the congress. One of the highlights of the event is the exhibition of carefully preserved diverse indigenous seed varieties over generations.
Dr. Sangeeta Soi
Krishi Jagran, Delhi