CHANDIGARH: In an effort to provide pesticide-free and healthy fruits and vegetables, the food safety department of the UT is working on a project to certify organic farmers for setting up a mandi in the city.
“We are working to connect all organic farmers near Chandigarh. They will be under National Programme for Organic Production or certified under Participatory Guarantee Scheme,” said Sukhwinder Singh, designated officer and licensing authority, food safety, UT.
The department had approached the municipal corporation under the smart city project for the move, but cost of setting up the mandi was beyond the means of farmers. “National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Sector 26, has agreed to our request for space.

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