State director for seed and organic farm certification M Subbiah directed the agriculture department officials to take steps to expand the organic farming area in the district while holding officials meeting here on Saturday.
He inspected the government and private seed farms, seeds sales depots at Sathy, Bhavanisagar and Gobi blocks and also inspected the black gram production farm of government at Sathy.
He instructed the officials on the know how to produce quality seeds. He also inspected the seed cleansing centre in the state farm. He also visited Varapalayam, Bhavanisagar block, on groundnut seed production farm and Gobi agriculture producers co op society’s seed cleansing ware house.
He also visited seed certification lab at Erode and asked the officials to promote natural farm technology among the ryots. Seed certification assistant director P Yasodha, and officials Senthilkumar, Marimuthu, Sivaprakash and Hariprasad were present.