Ruthless Focus on Organic farming for Healthy and Prosperous Nation

  • Prof. Ajit Goraksha Dalvi, Dr. Sunil DhanawadeDirector, Prof. Pravin Thorat


Food excellence and security are the important factors that have gained ever-increasing interest in general consumers. Normal grown crops have huge adverse health effects due to the incidence of higher pesticide deposit, more nitrate, heavy metals, antibiotic contents, and also genetically modified organisms. Moreover, conventionally grown foods are fewer nourishing and contain lesser amounts of defensive antioxidants. In the search for safer food, the stipulate for organically grown foods has amplified during the last decades due to their feasible health profit and food safety concerns. Organic agriculture aims at the human welfare without any harm to the environment which is the foundation of human life itself. 

In organic food cultivation, there is no application of chemical fertilizers and synthetic pesticides or genetically modified organisms, growth hormones, and antibiotics. The attractiveness of organically grown foods is escalating day by day owing to their nutritional and health benefits. Organic farming also cares the environment and has a greater socio-economic impact on a nation. India is a country that is bestowed with aboriginal skills and potentiality for growth in organic agriculture. Although India was far behind in the embracing of organic farming due to numerous reasons, presently it has achieved speedy growth in organic agriculture and now becomes one of the largest organic producers in the world. Therefore, organic farming has a great impact on the health of a nation like India by ensuring sustainable development.

As per the geographical extent and resource availability, there are different types in organic farming like, Permaculture, Ranching, Hydroponics, Dryland farming, etc. This paper highlights how organic farming is a track and important solution for healthy and prosperous nation. For that this paper attracts attention on the need of ruthless focus on organic farming. We need to remember following best lines said by M. S. Swaminathan, father of Indian green revolution