Organic farming in India
Organic farming in India is Booming now.
Farmers are tired of using chemical fertilizers and Chemical pesticides, are looking for Stable and Sustainable Low cost farming systems.
On the other hand Government of India is also changed focus from chemical farming to Organic farming and Awareness, Publicity and Promotion can be seen in most of farmer – Agriculture related Functions and seminars.
India is on number 1 in terms of Number of Organic farmer worldwide, but lacking behind in terms of area under organic cultivation.
As all we know chemical farming harms badly Our Natural Habitat, Eco-System, Bio Diversity, Soil and Aqua Life.
its our duty to take action towards Keeping our Blue Planet Greener & Greener.
if we analyze our food, we will not eat the food, because it became mixture of Different Chemicals which harms our body. I sadly mention that some chemicals harms Fetus too, as some of chemical pesticides inhibits absorption of folic acid in Pregnant women, and without folic acid fetus can not form vital organs of body.
As Ayurveda said, your food is your Medicine, but today our food is Poison.
24/7/365 days we are exposed to those chemicals which is not allowed to lend on many countries, but in India we are spraying thousands of tons hazardous Chemical Pesticides on agricultural crops, and it contaminates our Soil, Water bodies, Food Produce and Our Body.
as per one Survey 67 Chemical Pesticides are totally banned in Most of the Countries of the World, but Allowed in India, In my View, Universities make Recommendations for those harmful chemical pesticides without analyzing health and environmental hazards. while Food & Drug Department is also not taking samples or action against those, who use red label Chemical Pesticides in Food items.Farmers are using chemical pesticides which is tend to keep higher rate of hazardous chemicals residue in food and Vegetables. these chemicals are labeled to have minimum residue duration of 14 days, but farmers spray chemicals in morning and in evening takes there agri produce in market, we consume it less than 24 hours of spray.
i feel its time to take action and help farmer to go for organic farming and buy Organic food at bit higher price, by this we can protect our family from adverse effects on health.
Main Problem faced in Organic farming is Availability of Quality Input and No efforts to Promote R & D activities.
in my farm visit and village meetings, farmers asked me one question frequently ” who will buy our Organic food ? “
IFOAM , International Federation for Organic Agriculture Movements is Pioneer in Organic farming and working towards making Sustainable Organic Agriculture Worldwide.
At Gujarat Bio Organics P.Ltd we strive to Support Organic farming by giving access to farmers with highly efficient Inputs to improve Soil fertility and Higher Yield.