To boost the organic farming, Governor of Punjab & Administrator of Union Territory Chandigah V P Singh Badnore yesterday inaugurated the weekly organic mandi at sector 26 of Chandigarh. The Member of Parliament of Chandigarh, Mrs Kiron Kher was also present on this occasion. The special organic Mandi will be organised every Monday in sector 26 under the control and supervision of Marketing Board and Market Committee of U.T. Chandigarh.The farmers from the neighboring states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh could also sell their organic produce in the Mandi.
Apart from the organic fruits and vegetables many other items such as Makki ka atta, Sirka, Honey, Gur, Dry Fruits, and spices were also put to sale with a huge footfall yesterday.A painting competition was also held amongst the school children in the mandi on the theme of “Organic Farming” on this occasion, and winners were honoured by the Governor.
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