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Perspectives on Fertiliser Usage

Indian farmers have a long history of supplementing soil fertility by using organic and green manures with judicious practices dating back to over 100 years. The growth in chemical fertilizer usage was, however, very slow upto the 1950s confined only to plantation crops. Post Independence, government envisaged the need to increase fertiliser usage to enhance […]

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Biofertilisers in Indian Agriculture

As per the Fertiliser Control Order (FCO), 1985, ‘biofertiliser’ is any product containing carrier based (solid or liquid) living microorganisms, which are agriculturally useful in terms of nitrogen fixation, phosphorous solubilisation or nutrient mobilisation, increasing the productivity of the soil and crop. Biofertilisers are also known as bioinoculant or microbial inoculant or cultures. On application, […]

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Fertiliser Pricing and Subsidy Policy in India

Fertiliser is a vital input needed for the enhancement of agricultural production and it played a phenomenal role in the achievement of the green revolution in the country. It has all along been the endeavour of the government to ensure the availability of an adequate quantity of fertiliser at reasonable prices to the farmers across […]

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