“To realise the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s goal of doubling Farmers’ income by 2022 and reduce the carbon footprint, ONGC has committed to enable organic farming in the country”, emphasised Mr D D Misra, Director (HR) on the occasion of Bhoomi Puja of Research and Training centre of Ekalavya Foundation (Ekalavya Centre for Organic Agricultural Research and Training) popularly known as ECOART, on 26 August 2017 in Gingurti village, Tandur Mandal, Vikarabad Mandal in Telangana State on Saturday. This mandal is one of the most backward mandal in the region inhabited by SCs and STs.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Labour and Employment Mr Bandaru Dattatreya and Mr. D.D.Misra, Director HR sharing their thoughts on Organic farming and ONGC’s commitment.
The ONGC board has approved extending Rs. 4.00 Crore financial support to Ekalavya Foundation for construction of admin block, hostels for the students and other amenities at the Foundation’s sprawling 100 acre land in Gingurti , Tandur Mandal in Telangana. It is pertinent to note that the Ekalavya Foundation has been chosen as the implementing agency to train farmers under Pandit Dheen Dayal Upadhyay Unnat Krishi Siksha Yojana (PDDUUKSY). The Foundation had commenced a two year diploma course on Organic Farming in the academic year 2015 for 25 students.