Crops | VOL. 12, ISSUE 71, March-April 2012 |

Chemical Fertilizers: Assisting Productivity

Understanding the role of chemical fertilizers Foodgrains production rose from 52 to 244.8 million tonnes from 1951 to 2011 – while at the same time its share in gross domestic product (GDP) has fallen from 16 per cent in 2004-05 to 13.3 per cent in 2008-09, (Agriculture Statistics at a Glance 2011, Ministry of Agriculture) given its lower growth rate relative to industry and services – a phenomena well documented world over. What is alarming however is that the agricultural...

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