Organic Agriculture in India
Organic agriculture is environmentally friendly ecological production system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and biological activities. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony.
The principal guidelines for organic production are to use materials and practices that enhance the ecological balance of natural systems and integrate the parts of the farming systems into an ecological holistic system.
Organic agriculture practices cannot ensure that products are completely free from residues however, methods are used to minimize pollution of air, water and soil. Organic food handlers, processors and retailers adhere to the national standards that maintain the integrity of organic agricultural products. The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of living soil, plants, animals and people.