The most important factor in Organic products is the absence of external chemicals which are harmful to the soil, water bodies, animal and human health. Market forces have worked in a positive manner to enable a higher price for organically grown products. This ensures that the product is safe and good for health and the environment. Each one is aware of the harmful effects of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and other dangerous sprays. But in a country like India, which has to feed a huge population, it is believed that without fertilizers and chemical inputs growing anything is difficult. Pests, parasites, insects and other crop raiders are becoming more and more immune to the levels of pesticides – forcing farmers to apply even more to get a lot less than before. This intensity of inputs into the soil is impacting water bodies, spreading diseases and creating an environmental hazard. In the Nilgiris also, the use of chemicals by tea growers and vegetable farmers are extensive. Chemicals are finding their way downstream through water bodies which are the source for drinking to other low-lying villages. This needs to be reversed. In tribal areas, traditionally the use of such chemicals have been non-existent (to a great extent) primarily due to the remoteness of the villages and the affordability.