How balanced soil nutrient management can save Indian agriculture -Ridham Kakar
-Down to Earth
The ill-effects of imbalanced application of fertilisers — which leads to soil sickness, decline in soil health and reduces crop productivity — need to be understood to save Indian agriculture.
Soil is rightfully called the ‘soul of infinite life’. This soul, however, has become dilapidated of late due to ill-agricultural practices being adapted to feed the ever-increasing mouths.
The Green Revolution of 1965-66 helped India, for the first time since Independence, gain self-sufficiency in food production. This was achieved through adaptation of modern technologies such as high-yielding varieties (HYV) of rice and wheat, tractors, pesticides, irrigation facilities and fertilisers.
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Down to Earth, 9 February, 2021, https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/agriculture/how-balanced-soil-nutrient-management-can-save-indian-agriculture-75460