International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part D (2020)
Progress of organic farming in India: A critical analysis
Awareness of health and environmental issues is growing fast globally in recent years. Sustainability in production has become the prime concern in agriculture development. The organic method of farming can complement agricultural productivity by improving food security, food hygiene and trade in food along environment safe for the present and future generation. Organic farming works in harmony with nature rather than against it. This involves using techniques to achieve good crop yields without harming the natural environment or the people who live and work in it. Organic farming does not mean going ‘back’ to traditional methods. Many of the farming methods used in the past are still useful today. It is an integrated farming system that strives for sustainability by enhancing soil fertility, water management and biological diversity. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), sustainable agriculture is the successful management of resources to satisfy the changing human needs while maintaining or enhancing the quality of environment and conserving natural resources. However, organic farming is based on various laws and certification programmes, which prohibit the use of almost all synthetic inputs and the central theme of this method is the health of soil. Application of technology, particularly the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides all around us has persuaded people to think aloud. This paper takes a closer look into current status of organic farming in India. The present study is relied on secondary data for its analysis. Simple statistical tools like compound growth, percentage, growth, averages were used.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Yuvaraja U. Progress of organic farming in India: A critical analysis. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(6):226-230.