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CONTENTS:- 1. The Face of Agriculture will Undergo a Change / Subhash Garg. 2. Economic Aspects of Organic Agriculture / Prof. C.P.S. Yadav. 3. A Bird's Eye View of Organic Movement World Over / M.C. Tailor. 4. An Approach for Sustainable Agriculture / Rajveer Singh. 5. Scope of Organic Farming in India / Dr. P. Bhattacharyya & Dr. Krishna Bihari. 6. Government Initiatives for Promoting Organic Farming in the Country / N. Tripathi. 7. Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture: An Overview / A.K. Dhama et al. 8. Organic Farming Eco-technological Focus for Stability and Sustainability / Shankarm Ayala. 9. Setting up of Technical Standards of Organic Inputs: A Challenging Task / Dr. P. Bhattacharyya. 10. Let's Stop Using Fertilizers / Devinder Sharma. 11. Chemical Fertilizers Hit Sustainability / Devinder Sharma. 12. Vermicompost: Methods of Preparation and Contribution in Sustainable Agriculture / M.L. Kothari. 13. Vermicomposting Practices in India / Radha D Kale. 14. Vermi Tech in Organic Farming / Shital Sharma. 15. Organic Farming as an Alternative Agriculture in India: Problems and Prospects / V.K. Sharma. 16. Is Organic Agriculture a Possible Solution to World Hunger? / FAO Proposal. 17. Organic Manure: A Basic Input in Organic Farming / A.C. Gaur. 18. Organic Farming: A Veritable Agriculture / Shazia Shahriar. 19. Prospects of Growing Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops under Organic Farming / J.P. Tiwari. 20. Organic Foods: Promotion and Quality Assurance / Sangram Singh Tomar. 21. Low Tunnel Technology: An Approach to Sustainable Off-season Vegetable Cultivation / Balraj Singh et al. 22. Organic Farming: The New Fad / Arun Iyer. 23. Nutrient Fortified Composts: A Novel Approach to Plant Nutrition / Geeta Singh. 24. Vermicompost: A Key Input in Organic Farming / B.S. Meena and P.D. Kumawat. 25. Prospects and Problems of Growing Crops Organically in the State of Uttaranchal / B.S. Mahapatra, Ajay Kumar and S.P. Singh. 26. Growing Organic Vegetables at Home Utilising the Kitchen Waste / Ram Swaroop Singh and Dr. Sunita Agarwal. 27. Recommendations of the Task Force / Sundarlal Patwa. 28. Registered Testing and Certification Agencies of Organic Farming and its Exporters.
Organic agriculture is an answer to our problems of environment degradation, unsafe food, polluted water, degraded land and wide range of illness due to unsustainable agriculture. Organic agriculture has in its fold all agriculture systems that promote environmentally, socially and economically sound production. It is not just a philosophy, but is also a means to stabilise our food production through maintenance of soil health and avoiding use of hazardous chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides which have been disturbing our ecosystem on large scale. The present volume is a compilation of research and review articles on various facets of organic farming for sustainable agriculture. It is hoped that this publication will create more interest in organic farming and for conserving, maintaining and developing agroecosystem for sustainable agriculture.