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Need to use fertilizer in a balanced way in agriculture - Agriculture Minister
New Delhi: There is a need to increase the share of agriculture sector in the
country's GDP from the present 14%to 50%, for this it is necessary to use manure in
agriculture in a balanced way. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said
that soil health and the use of the right amount of manure helps to increase the
productivity of crops.
In the conference organized in Delhi for awareness of fertilizer use among farmers,
he said that fertilizers should be used in appropriate quantity for production and
productivity of Kharif as well as Rabi crops, and fertilizing according to soil
conditions. He said that farmers' income will also increase with the balanced use of
He said that excessive use of fertilizers causes damage to the micronutrients of the
farm. There is a greater need for micronutrients to improve soil health. The
Agriculture Minister urged the farmers not to burn crop residues, as it damages the
nutrients of the farm, as well as spreads air pollution.
Source - Outlook Agriculture, 22 October 2019
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