You must know that organic food is being promoted among consumers even by the government. The keen effort of moving toward sustainable development by opting for organic farming has been gaining momentum for a while. However, one question that always tends to pop up is why organic food produce is comparatively more expensive?
Quite infamous for its name, the Malwa Region is on the verge of becoming the Cancer Belt of Punjab. Recent research shows that there has been a huge increase in cancer cases due to the overuse of pesticides. Factually speaking, 25% of the land is encountering degradation, and this has collectively affected the food security of millions.
Organic farming has been gaining momentum, especially in urban areas of the country in recent times. People across the country are making it a point to choose organically grown products. It is needless to say that organic food items carry numerous benefits that make us choose them over inorganic food.
Lately, Organic Farming is being taken up as one of the agendas in our budget. While the country is stepping towards increased development, the rising health concerns due to overuse of pesticides has become a cause of concern. The government is making sure it takes the necessary steps in order to promote organic crops and encourage farmers to adapt traditional methods of organic farming.
While westerners have popularly adopted organic farming in their own mini kitchen gardens, this concept of organic farming is gradually creeping into India as well. With the government setting a budget aside for organic farming at the central level along with several major steps that the state governments of Sikkim, Kerala and Gujarat have taken, it appears that the entire nation is slowly moving towards organic farming.
We need to respect the national resources, the gifts given by our creators. Just imagine, if all the Gururdwaras, temples and mosques switch to organic food in consumption and distribution the farmers will then see that theres set market and they can start producing food for which they will not have to use chemicals and pesticides. Dr. Rajwant Singh, founder and president of Eco-sikh, an NGO working to raise awareness about environmental issues and inspiring farmers to focus on organic methods of farming.
The recently held one day workshop on organic farming was themed ‘A sustainable livelihood in Manipur’. This function was attended by Thangmeiband AC MLA Kh Joykishan and organised by Dr. Th Krishna Foundation of Horticulture and Soil conservation with the aim of spreading awareness about organic food items.