However, the details of quantum of subsidy for organic farming were not given.
Patel advised the gathering, which consisted of local farmers, to adopt new agriculture techniques such as drip irrigation. Small and marginal farmers adopting drip irrigation would be given additional subsidy.
Pending issues related to Ukai Sugar Co-operative Society, which shut down recently, will be resolved soon, Patel said, adding an officer will be appointed to deal with them.
Highlighting the issue of income tax levied on sugar co-operative societies, which have significant presence in South Gujarat, and have suffered heavily due to the charge, Patel said Gujarat government had always opposed this decision taken by the erstwhile UPA administration.
The Narendra Modi Government has already come out with a Bill to make relevant changes in the Income Tax Act. When the Bill is passed in Parliament, sugars societies will get a huge relief, added Patel.
SOURCE : http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2015/05/02/gujarat-subsidy-for-organic-farming_n_7193810.html