Ruinous impact of chemical farming

The lip-service paid to organic farming must be backed by budgetary intent. Chemical farming is undeniably harmful

It is a tragic fact that in India thousands of farmers take their lives every year. From 1995 to date, the figure is over 3 lakh farmers. Costly seeds, soil-destroying/life-threatening chemical fertilisers and pesticides, and a monstrous Central government chemical fertiliser subsidy of Rs 70,000 plus crore, lie at the core of the problem.