THE Punjab State Farmers Commission has said that organic farming is not feasible in the state due to shortage of organic raw material. The commission in its report has advocated a mix of organic and synthetic chemical farming. \"Organic material like green manure available in the state is sufficient only for 20 per cent of the land,\" said G S Kalkat, the commission\'s chairman. \"Fertilizers and pesticides need to be used in the remaining cultivable land to maintain yields,\"he added.
No to organic farming
by Savvy Soumya Misra, Down To Earth Magazine, 16 January, 2009