Economic viability of organic farming in Himachal Pradesh: an empirical verification


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  • Tilak Raj

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Organic farming, economic viability, cost of cultivation

Abstract

There has been a debate among the researchers on the viability of organic farming in the context of benefits and cost of cultivation. The present study highlights this debate and assesses the economic viability of organic farmers. An attempt has also been made to present an overview of organic farming in Himachal Pradesh. The positive net income indicates the viability of organic farmers whereas deficit shows non-viability. Presently, agriculture of the state is passing through a transitional phase. In place of subsistence
farming, farmers are also producing products for market purpose. They are also looking for alternatives in view of increasing costs of agricultural inputs. Organic farming is an important alternative and sustainable option for reducing costs and maintaining productivity of land in the State.

Author Biography

  • Tilak Raj

    University Business School, Panjab University Chandigarh

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2019-10-24

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2019-10-24

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Economic viability of organic farming in Himachal Pradesh: an empirical verification. (2019). Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 32(1). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJHF/article/view/94796