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Fertilizer paradigm in India: Need for a complete overhaul
Aug 24: The paper discusses the need to evolve such climate smart strategies which are simple to adopt, economically viable and culturally acceptable in indian agricultural sector.
8Indian agriculture accounts for 7% of the GHG emissions from global agriculture. The prevailing fertilizer pricing policy under which the retail price of urea is very low is leading to higher and inefficient use of urea which in turn is harming the farmers, deteriorating the soil health, and subjecting the environment to rising N2O emissions.
8Further studies show that there is need to change the entire paradigm of Indian agriculture in the interest of soil health, farmers’ income and environment.
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