'Organic farming to curb global warning'

Jodhpur: Dantiwara , a model village for organic agriculture will witness throwing of hats by the ex-servicemen in the agricultural ring to ensure food security in the country. Not only they themselves will take initiative into organic farming but will also motivate others to adopt the organic agriculture on the World Food Security Day on Sunday.

Scientist from Central Arid Zone Research Centre (CAZRI) Arum Kumar Sharma said that organic agriculture is the only way out to address the ill-effects of the global warming by increasing the soil carbon and elimination of Nitrus Oxide, which is produced from the use of Urea and DAP fertilisers. "During our eight years intensive research at CAZRI organic farm, which is a certified organic farm, we have come to an unequivocal conclusion that the organic agriculture is the panacea of all the ill-effects caused by the use of the chemical fertilisers and pesticides and in increasing the soil health as well as the tolerance of the crop", he said.

He said that the vast stretches of desert offered an ideal condition for promotion of the organic farming as this land here was still protected from the negative impacts of these chemicals and would be fast adapted to the practices of the organic farming.

Adding to him, Regional Organic head of the Bhartiya Kissan Sangh, Tulcha Ram said that the interest of the farmers has gradually been growing in organic practices of farming. "Consistent use of chemicals in the form of fertilisers and pesticides had not only reduced the potency of the soil considerably but has also cost them their health as well as money", he said.

According to Sharma, if the second Green Revolution has to be brought in, focus would have to be shifted to organic practices from the chemical farming by focussing on 60% dryland, which we have today.
Till now, about 400 bigha agricultural land in Dantiwara has been put under Organic farming practices through constant motivation and assistance to the farmers and the crop, which have been promoted here includes moong, bazar and til predominantly.

"Gradually, we were looking forward to bring entire agriculture land of Dantiwara under the fold of Organic Farming and then present as the model village for others to visit and experience the benefits", Sharma said.



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