Today , the farming concept of high production of farm products without any quality and safety , has no value of quantity and it is therefore, the organic farming has more attrection due to its high potential for profit making and ability to generate ample employment opportunities in farm sector. Often, people afraid of organic farming, nothing to scare from profession farming( organic farming) stated Dr. Narendra Kumar, a man known to down to earth is Senior Organic Agronomist under the auspices of MSME conducted two days training on Organic farming and hydroponics in New Delhi on 28 & 29 Sept.2019 in very effective manner.
The prime focus of training program was making farmers profitable , safe and hygienic food production production techniques . So that a land owner can avail lot many benefits from Govt. schemes like starting F.P.O , public limited company with minimal 20 governing members. Farmer's definition was also defined stated that a farmer - one who owns 500 sq m of agricultural land is a farmer. If a farmer is fulfilling all the criteria and then he is entitled to get all the facility e given by the government it and his all profit is income tax free. Soil testing of all members is paid by Govt. The crop insurance is available just @ Rs 500 per acre. The subsidy is available from 50% to 100 %. depending on scheme and there is liberal loans policy.
Doctor Kumar said that India is contributing 30% of world organic food export. The export benefits are in addition to above. Food processing is another field which has many additional. Because, the people are well aware of qualities of the any food products which are are free from any toxic compound and chemicals. He also told that the food adulteration is a serious problem of the country and getting safe and testy food is not possible easily.
Prevention of food contamination is not possible in one day , it will take time. Organic farming is only way to eliminate food toxicity. He also explained the harmful effect of pesticides , hormones and ripening chemicals . Emphasize on organic food production to replace the food production/ produce with organic foods . Once, organic food is made available in the market and each and every book and corner ,no one will like to eat carcinogenic/toxic foods since most of diseases are caused by food produced by chemicals.
It is stated that Sikkim is 100 % Organic State and all farmers get 100 % subsidy. According to recent advances of the agriculture farming , now a days , food can be grown without soil and former has no worry now , if soil is not good and for farming. Food can be grown with 10% of water as used in conventional agriculture. Cow dung can be converted to concentrated humid acid which is sold @ Rs 16,000 per liter. Certified Organic manure sells from Rs 45 to Rs 75 per kg.
Accordingly, fodder can be grown in controlled conditions with little space and little water so feeding of cows can be very easily managed. Sandal- @Chandan Tree@ can be grown, if proper procedure is adopted. For commercial use two years old sapling @ Rs 500 available for anyone. Once , the Sandal tree is ready , it can be sold in any Lacs up to one crore . The sandal tree matures after 15 years. Everyone can grow vegetable and fruits in his/ her own kitchen garden with modern technique to fulfill his daily vegetable requirements. It is also stated that many farmers in the country are easily earning of Rs 80,000 per month from organic food production in 1000 sq ft space.
Training program emphasized on modern science with traditional knowledge to get benefit from agriculture wherein farmers are discouraged and hopeless. Many examples of the young entrepreneurs where is stated to inspire the trainees , informed success story of a 23 years old, graduate engineer of New Delhi who is making money of Rs 40,000 per day while he had taken farming land on lease from local farmer. He left his engineering profession due to his passion of modern organic farming.
One lecture was taken by Dr O. P. Sharma "Vidyarthi",Sahitya Academy Award Winner and.Science Communicator who is currently holding responsibility of Principle Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) J&K explained the importance of food production in view of biodiversity and climatic change.There was much more discussion on safe and profitable farming which opened eyes of all participants of two days sessions. The organizers of the training program , arranged a field visit show the food processing and packaging techniques to get the good market and price.