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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(1): 148-156
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.501.012


Sustainable Agriculture: A Key to the Healthy Food and Better Environment, Economic Prosperity for Farmers and a Step towards Sustainable Development
Bhupinder Singh and Lalit Jajpura
Department of Basic and Applied Sciences, Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, Haryana, India
Department of Fashion Technology, Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Farmers have used excessive synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, high yielding varieties of seeds, excessive irrigation with groundwater, intensive use of non-renewable energy resources to meet the growing food demand. There is no doubt that modern agricultural practice fulfill the food requirement of the country, but this has resulted in various environmental problems e.g. contamination of surface and groundwater with fertilizers & pesticides , food grain contamination with pesticides, lowering of ground water table, depletion of soil nutrients, loss of biodiversity and deforestation etc. In view of the growing negative consequences of modern agriculture there is growing demand to promote sustainable agriculture . The FAO defines sustainable agriculture as that which conserves land, water and plant and animal genetic resources, does not degrade the environment and is economically viable and socially acceptable. Sustainable Agriculture is a type of agriculture or farming which avoids the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and livestock feed additives. This system of farming rely on crop rotation, mix cropping system instead of monoculture, crop residues application, animal manures, legumes, green manure, and biofertilizers, mechanical cultivation and manual control of weeds etc. Vermicomposting can play a very important role in sustainable agriculture . It is a process by which worms are used to convert organic materials (usually wastes) into a humus-like material known as vermicompost. Organically grown products are free from harmful chemicals, artificial flavors and preservatives and they are more nutritious, delicious, tasty and healthy


Keywords: Environment, Agriculture, Pesticide, Organic Food, Vermicompost
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(1): 148-156. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.501.012