WHAT IS ORGANIC FARMING?
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam stated “Organic agriculture, a holistic system that focuses on
improvement of soil health, use of local inputs and relatively high intensity use of local
labour, is a admirable fit for dry lands in many ways and the dry land offer many benefits
that would make it relatively easy to implement.”

Organic farming system in India is not new
It is followed from ancient time.
It is primarily aimed at cultivating the land and raising crops in such a way, as to keep the soil
alive and in good health by use of organic wastes.

With high input use has reached a plateau and is now sustained with diminishing return of
falling dividends. Thus, a natural balance needs to be maintained at all cost for existence of
life and property.
Organic status in India Present status

THE KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF ORGANIC FARMING INCLUDE:
Organic farming approach involves;
1. Conversion of land from conventional management to organic management.
2. Management of the entire surrounding.
3. Crop production with use of alternative sources of nutrients such as crop rotation,
residue management, organic manures are biological inputs.
4. Management of weeds and pests.
5. Maintenance of livestock with organic concept.
6. Careful attention to the impact of the farming system on the wider environment and the
conservation of wildlife and natural habitats.

THE FOUR PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE ARE AS FOLLOWS
The Principle of Health
The Principle of Ecology
The Principle of Fairness
The Principle of Care

•Lack of Awareness
•Output Marketing Problems
•Shortage of Bio-mass
•Inadequate Supporting Infrastructure
•High Input Costs
•Marketing Problems of Organic Inputs
•Low Yields:
Major problems and constraints for organic farming in india

FUTURE PROSPECTS:
Local demand for organic food is growing.
Success of organic movement in India depends upon the growth of its own domestic markets.
• Increasing awareness about the safety and quality of foods,
• long term sustainability of the system and,
• accumulating evidences of being equally productive,
The organic farming has emerged as an alternative system of farming which not only
addresses the quality and sustainability concerns, but also ensures a debt free, profitable
livelihood option.

But organic farming,
It reduces the cost of production for the farmers and at the same time,
Ensures quality and harmless food for the consumer to have.
All in all, it is a win-win situation for everybody involved.
And a healthy India means healthy manpower that can help the nation realize its goal of being
recognized as a global superpower.

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