FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2016 Vol.22 No.1 PP 41­-48
ROLE OF ORGANIC FARMING IN INDIAN AGRICULTURE.
*AKHILESH KULHADE1, AROOP D. GUPTA1, ANUPAM MISHRA2 AND S.R.K SINGH2
1Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidhyalay, SATNA (M.P.) INDIA
2ICAR, ATARI, Zone VII, JABALPUR (M.P.) INDIA
*Corresponding Author
E-mail: akhi02@rediffmail.com
ABSTRACT
Organic crop production programs started from Madhya Pradesh of India. Mango, Bananas, Pineapple, Papaya organic fruits grow in Maharastrya and Madhya Pradesh States. Wheat, Maize and Sorghum organic crops grow in Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharastrya States. Oilseeds organic crops grow in only Madhya Pradesh. Cotton organic crops grow in Gujrat and Madhya Pradesh States. The area of organic crop production program is 29200 hac in Seoni District of Madhya Pradesh. Besides, demand for organic food is steadily increasing globally at an annual average growth rate of about 25 percent. Growing at a steady annual rate of about 40 percent, the total turnover of organic farming (including exports) in India is likely to be worth Rs 10,000 crore from current levels of about Rs 2,500 crore. Nearly 4.5 million hectares area is currently under certified organic farms, points out the ASSOCHAM study. Although, organic farming is picking up pace in India but the sector has been jostling with lack of awareness, knowledge and confidence about organic farming, food products among both farmers and consumers. Organic agriculture should be recognized and integrated in main policies of the central government like those on agriculture, food, health and environment.

Key words : Awareness, Concept, Information of organic farming, , Organic logo of India, Principles.
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