Organic farming :
An agricultural approach that advocates healthy products free from components that may harm humans and nature. They include but are not limited to industrial pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, clones, GMOs, chemical medications, hormones, growth-boosters, etc.
Important crops are grown under organic farming in karnataka:
*Cereals and millets – Paddy, Maize, Bajra, and Ragi .
*Pulses- Green Gram, Bengal Gram, Black Gram, Horse Gram, Pigeon Pea.
*Sugar crop- Sugarcane.
percentage of organic farming in
Karnataka has about around 2 lakh hectares of land certified as organic cultivation.
Main objectives of organic farming in Karnataka:
Increasing soil productivity. Reduce cultivation costs by reducing reliance on external inputs and local use of natural resources, proper use of water.