ORGANIC FARMING CAN BOOST THE ECONOMIC HEALTH OF FARMERS IN BIHAR: A STUDY

Vikas Kumar, Sudhakar
2018 North Asian International Research Journal of Social Science & Humanities Index Copernicus   unpublished
Organic farming has experienced considerable growth in recent years. Proponents of organic farming point to the environmental and nutritional benefits of organic systems, although these are contested by some. More recently, it has been argued that organic farming can provide rural development benefits through enhanced employment and through closer connections with the local economy, reconnecting consumers with producers and stimulating positive economic multipliers. Against the background of
more » ... he background of claims made for the rural development potential of organic farming, this paper considers the generation and retention of income, purchasing patterns, and direct employment impacts of a large sample of organic and non-organic farmers in Bihar. The paper reveals that how organic farming help the farmers towards uplifting the economic status.
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