Tag: agricultural productivity

Abject failure of the government to address the farm crisis

Lalit Shastri What is at the root of the farm crisis leading to massive protests and agitation by the farmers, particularly in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, has been summed up to a great extent by the Reserve Bank of India in its Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2017-18 -Resolution of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC),

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Fertilizer Use to Surpass 200 Million Tonnes in 2018

ROME: Global fertilizer use is likely to rise above 200.5 million tonnes in 2018, 25 percent higher than recorded in 2008. World fertilizer consumption will grow by 1.8% a year through 2018, according to FAO’s new report “World fertilizer trends and outlook to 2018.” At the same time “the global capacity of fertilizer products, intermediates

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