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Effects of Excessive Use Of Fertilizer

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  • February 12, 2021
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Effects of Excessive Use Of Fertilizer

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II – Policies and Interventions & GS – III – Environment

In news

  • Investigations carried out over five decades have indicated that continuous use of nitrogenous fertilizer alone had harmful effects on soil health and crop productivity. 
  • Micronutrients were also becoming deficient. 

Key takeaways 

Steps taken by the government

  • National Mission on Soil Health Card launched to promote soil test based balanced and judicious fertilizer application
  • Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) promotes organic farming. 
  • Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North East Region (MOVCD-NER) also promotes organic farming. 
  • Farmers being educated on all these aspects through Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), and agricultural universities. 

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