CONTENTS:- Introduction; Concept of Organic farming; Definition of organic farming; Essential characteristics of organic farming; Principles of organic farming; Objectives of organic farming; Options in organic farming; Benefits of organic farming; Components of organic farming; Latent needs of organic farming in India; Scientif feasibility and validity of organic farming in India; Organic farming in India: president status; Certification and legislation of organic products in India; Marketing of organic farming produce in India; Constraints / Limitations / Issues of organic farming in India; Strategies for promotion of organic farming in India; Tips for success of organic farming; Promotions of organic farming in India; Feasibility of organic farming of vegetable crops in India; Conclusion; References; Addresses of organic certification agencies.
The book "Organic faring in India: Problems and Prospects" has been written keeping in view the conditions of the country and gaining importance of organic farming as it provides nutritious food to human being and thus improve the quality of life. Organic farming helps to sustain crop productivity besides maintaining soil health and healthy ecosystem. The book has been written for the benefit of all those who are interested in increasing their knowledge and understanding about organic farming emanating from the concerted efforts made by a number of workers. The essential concept of organic farming practices remains the same i.e. back to nature, where philosophy is to feed the soil rather than the crops to maintain soil health and it is a means of giving back to the nature what has been taken from it. It is hoped that the information contained in this book will be of immense value to the farming community, extension workers involved in promoting organic farming and to students interested in learning the basic ideas of organic farming.