Review on organic farming of vegetables in India: problems and prospects
Pankaj Kumar Ray, Raj Narain Singh, Anjani Kumar
In 2016, India ranked first in the world in terms of organic producers, with 8.35 lakh (13.5%), and third in terms of organic land under cultivation, with 4.2 million hectare (10.5%). India has 111 IFOAM-Organics International affiliates in 2017, out of a total of 1003 from 127 nations. It is predicted that Indian organic farming would grow at a CAGR of more than 25% in the next years. This report examines the state of organic vegetable production in India during the last five years, from 2015 to 2019. The reason for choosing organic veggies is that they are easily available to the general public for immediate consumption, and India is the world's second largest producer of organic vegetables. According to recent research, organic veggies are safer to eat than non-organic vegetables since they contain less nitrate and cadmium, as well as less pesticide residues. Vegetable agriculture accounted for just 0.7 percent of organic land worldwide in 2016, whereas India supplied 14.3 percent of its organic land for vegetable cultivation in 2016. Fruits and vegetables, which accounted for 30% of India's agricultural production in 2009-10, were the most organic. Inadequate marketing regulations and channels, as well as the biological features of vegetables, are obstacles for organic producers.
Pankaj Kumar Ray, Raj Narain Singh, Anjani Kumar. Review on organic farming of vegetables in India: problems and prospects. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 32-35