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Organic Food Production in India: Status, Strategy and Scope

P. Bhattacharyya (Author)
Synopsis The indiscriminate use of fertilizers and plant protection chemicals to increase the yield potential and to save the crops from insect pests and diseases respectively, no doubt, has doubled or tripled or more our total food production, but has also created a number of health hazards and deteriorated the agro-ecosystem badly. This situation has compelled us to switch over organic farming to cultivate valuable crops for healthy and safer foods. Today, the organic food production is drawing attention globally. The demand of organic foods is growing by leaps and bounds especially in the developed countries. In the last decade, organic farming in India has also attracted a number of farmers. Most of the farmers are cultivating organic produce successfully, but still it has to get a momentum. It requires full-fledged support of Government institutions, ICAR research institutes, SAUs, NGOs etc. They only the movement of organic food production for the people can be made a successful step. Considering the vast scope and huge export potential of organic foods from India, such types of information on status, strategy and scope in the form of a book was a long-felt need. Since, this is the beginning of popularizing such technologies, the outcome of this book will serve the purpose of the target audience.
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Bibliographic information

Title Organic Food Production in India: Status, Strategy and Scope
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Agrobios (India)
Language: English
isbn 8177542281
length xiii+182p., Tables; Figures.