Organic farming reduces input cost, generates safe & healthy food

Even as organic farming is gaining ground, it is not without challenges. It not only needs patience and perseverance by the farmers, but also a lot of support from the consumers as well as the government to continue the trend. Rashmi Mategaonkar Marpakwar, a lecturer from SB City college and research scholar at Nagpur University, conducted a research titled ‘A study of the economic aspects of increasing production level by organic farming in Nagpur district’ for her doctorate thesis under the guidance of T Kalyani, former vice-principal and head of commerce department of LAD & SRP College for Women. Marpakwar claims that organic farming is profitable only after a farmer has grown the crops for at least 6-7 years. The production varies from crop to crop, she said.