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Organic Farming in India: A Fad or Environmental Necessity?

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  • Harsh Bhargava
  • S Rangarajan

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This paper mainly focuses on certain problems like the consequences of organic farming and four common myths associated with organic farming. The authors also discuss the well-known side effects in organic farming on soil, water, biodiversity and health. This paper also analyzes the impact of organic farming on sustainability issues concerning ecological, social and economic balance. Further, the authors assess the global perspective including land area in different countries across the globe under organic management. The paper also brings out the reasons for cost disadvantage in organic farming and the methods to overcome this problem. In this perspective, this study briefly discusses the international market for organic food products. The authors conclude that organic farming is indeed an environmental necessity for sustenance of our planet.

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  • Harsh Bhargava & S Rangarajan, 2005. "Organic Farming in India: A Fad or Environmental Necessity?," The IUP Journal of Agricultural Economics, IUP Publications, vol. 0(4), pages 71-82, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjag:v:02:y:2005:i:4:p:71-82
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