Organic farming has the potential to generate over eight million jobs in Rajasthan in over the next five years if it is actively promoted, industry body Assocham said in a report today.
The study said promotion of organic farming in the state can generate over 6.5 million jobs apart from additional about 1.5 million jobs in on-farm storing, processing, value addition, packaging and marking facilities are included.
Titled as 'Organic Rajasthan: Untapped Potential for Growth', the report was released here today jointly by former Assocham President Anil K Agrawal and Diya Kumari, chairperson of the Assocham's Rajasthan chapter.
The study said adoption of organic farming can increase net per capita income of a farmer in the state by 250 per cent, to over Rs 15,000 in the next five years from a mearge Rs 6,000 at present.
"Rajasthan has a crucial role to take India's share in global organic exports from about 0.2 per cent to about 2.5 per cent by 2017. Besides, the state has the potential of becoming India's export hub for certified organic food to the global market," the report said.
Kumari said the new chapter would be functional in the coming days and its office would be located in the city and accessible to all.
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