Punjab is signalling another farm revolution: Organic Farming

April 5, 2017 0 Comments

Amaninder Pal

Chandigarh One of the most important lessons of life comes from a farmer: Keep an ear to the ground. The indications have come, simple and straight: Grow organic. Roughly translated, it would mean replacing most of chemical fertilizers for crops with natural resources to live longer, healthier and more contented. Manjeet Singh Bhullar, a former top executive of a private telecom giant, would vouch for it, sitting at his Dadiana (Fatehgarh Sahib) farmhouse with a glass of lassi to offer. I didnt spray even a drop of insecticide/pesticide or other nutritional inputs. I spent Rs 22,000 on labourers that I hired for de-weeding. I earned Rs 1 lakh from 1.5 acre. One cant generate that much profit following modern-day agricultural practices, he says.