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PROSPECTS OF ORGANIC FARMING IN MIZORAM STATE OF THE NORTH EAST INDIA : A SURVEY BASED STUDY

DOI: any    | Article Id: ARCC5592 | Page : 29-35
Citation :- PROSPECTS OF ORGANIC FARMING IN MIZORAM STATE OF THE NORTH EAST INDIA : A SURVEY BASED STUDY.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2015.(30):29-35
Sunil Kumar, B. Gangbar and Mohammad Samim
Address : Directorate of Cropping System, Research Project, Modipuram, Meeruth (U.P.)

Abstract

A survey was conducted in the three district of Mizoram state of the North East India during 2011-12 to investigate the current status and future prospect of the organic farming. On the basis of survey result, it was found that 80% farmers were practicing organic farming in the three district of Mizoram. The productivity under organic farming was 20.4% lower than the inorganic farming respectively whereas, net income from maize and rice under traditional farming were at par with the organic farming. Besides these farmers are also growing ginger, tomato, capsicum, red chillies, brinjal, potato, spinach, cauliflower etc. and getting about double income of the traditional farming. There is huge prospect of organic farming in the state and it is the requirement of the present scenario to boost up the organic farming through technologies suitable for this region.

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