The Government is about to launch a national mission on organic farming which will lay out a roadmap for adoption of sustainable and cost effective natural farming techniques. Natural farming will be a chemical free farming method in which crops, trees and livestock are integrated. There will be no use of fertilisers because this form of farming will be based on biomass recycling with emphasis on mulching, use of cow dung, etc. There will be complete exclusion of synthetic chemical inputs. The proposed plan aims to open up export avenues to enhance the income of farmers. This would be done by a certification of naturally produced agricultural commodities. Further, some support measures for marketing will be provided by the Government. The Government is formulating this proposal after several discussions with global experts on natural farming practices.

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