The two-day organic mela organised by the Department of Horticulture in association Jaivik Krishik Society began at Curzon Park in city. The mela was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Dr. Ramegowda this morning in the presence of Dr. K. Ramakrishnappa, Additional Director and President, Jaivik Krishik Society, Nagaraju, Deputy Director, Department of Horticulture, ZP President Ka.Pu. Siddaveerappa and ZP members Dr. Puspavathi Amarnath, Siddegowda and Taluk Panchayat President Vijayalakshmi.

During the two-day mela which will be open from 9 am to 7 pm farmers and various organisations involved in organic farming will showcase their products like leafy vegetables, Nanjangud Rasabale, Guava, Grapes, Papaya, varities or Rice like Gandhasale, Jeerige Sanna, Rajamudi, Red Rice, Jaya Rice, minor millets such a jowhar, Ragi. All the items at the mela will be on sale. Organic farmers and organisations from Mysore, Bangalore, Dharwad, Hubli, Belgaum, Davanagere, Mangalore and other places are participating in the mela.

The mela has also witnessed the participation of two foreigners, Martine and Neusen, native of France and volunteers for an oragnisation called ‘Green Path’ which has their branches in Kodagu and Bangalore. Both visit India once in six months to popularise organic food.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore