Q.15:- What is organic farming and how does it promote sustainable development?
Organic farming is a system of farming that maintains, enhances and restores the ecological balance.
Need for organic farming arises because:
- In the past, modem farming methods made excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. It led to soil, water and air pollution, loss of soil fertility and too much chemical contents in foodgrains.
- There is urgency to conserve the environment and eco-system and promote sustainable development.
- Organic farming is an inexpensive farming technology. It can be purchased by small and marginal farmers.