Why organic agriculture is critical

Green products not only reduce the carbon footprint, they come in alluring cachets and command a higher price. India is uniquely positioned to exploit this opportunity as 60 per cent of the population is dependent on traditional agriculture and is naturally and historically conversant with organic techniques.
The global organic movement has its roots in India. Sir Albert Howard, who wrote An Agricultural Testament and Waste Products of Agriculture, their utilization as humus when he was Director of the Institute of Plant Industry in Indore,  started out by teaching Western agricultural techniques in India. He soon found that Indians were in many ways more advanced. His refrain: “the health of soil, plant, animal and man is one and indivisible,” is the underlying leitmotif of the organic process.