Need to promote organic farming

November 5, 2016 0 Comments

Modern crop farming has enhanced the food grain production but it has caused many problems to the environment and human health. Besides, it has contributed to global warming. The imbalanced use of agro-chemicals in soil and on plants is not only damaging the soil bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes etc. but has given rise to phenomenon like pest resistance and pest resurgence. Dependence on the external inputs like fertilizers, pesticides, machines etc. have increased rural indebtedness and created dependencies.

Our farmers have indulged in indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. In order to increase the agricultural production and control of insect-pests and diseases, our country is increasingly depending on agro-chemicals. Now the people are questioning the impact of modern agriculture on environment, economic and social aspects. Now many farmers are seeking the alternative practices that would make agriculture more sustainable and productive.

Organic farming is the only alternative taking care of all ecological aspects. A natural balance needs to be maintained for sustainability of production system. The chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides are not renewable and diminishing in availability. It may also cost heavily on our foreign exchange in future. Therefore, recycling of resources through organic farming approach is of paramount importance.