Organic Farming, another name for nature’s favorite method, is an agricultural system that uses organically based pest controls and biological fertilizers obtained from animals and plants and waste. The notion of organic farming was developed by Sir Albert Howard, Rudolf Steiner, and others, who believed that applying animal manures, cover crops, and biological pests results in better farming.
Chemical farming and it’s harm by LCB:
Dr. A. Bandyopadhyay, on the first episode of Cutting Chai by LCB Fertilisers, listed three demerits of the usage of Chemical Fertilisers, which were:
•Chemical fertilizers change the ph level of the soil.
•It requires more water.
•It has proven harmful to human health, especially with diseases like cancer. A train from Punjab to Rajasthan is named Cancer Train, as it carries hundreds of cancer patients almost every day.
Benefits of Organic Farming:
Organic farming can give us myriad benefits, such as :
• Organic farming is free from chemicals and pesticides.
• It helps us preserve the environment.
• Organic farming provides sustainably healthy soil.
• It reduces nitrogen run-off-induced pollution.
Organic farming in India and its environmental benefits:
Organic Farming is a traditional agricultural practice in India which promotes sustainability. It means “Feed the soil, not the plant.” Emphasis on the use of animal dung as manure is done in our ancient literature of Rig Veda. Atharva Veda pointed to the importance of green manures, a custom even before 1000 bc.
In numerous ways, Organic Farming helps us save the Earth from phenomena like Global warming. According to a study, organic farming obtains the capability of not only reducing carbon dioxide but also slowing down the process of climate change. Hence, it can indeed be called the flag bearer of sustainable farming with the environmental benefits it gives us.