Q.3 What are the issues in fertiliser sector in India? How fertiliser subsidies distorts its use? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

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  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/reforming-the-fertilizer-sector/article37634302.ece
  • In the intro, mention disproportionate increasing use of urea.
  • In the issues mention increasing subsidy bill due, distortion and inefficient use of fertiliser, its impact on the fertility of soils, its environmental impact etc.
  • In the suggestions mention need for reform in the sector such as reducing excessive use by reducing subsidy, promoting efficient use, use of fertigation etc.
  • Conclude by mentioning the need for reforms in the sector to make agriculture efficient and efficient use of resources.
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Shri Ram V.A
Shri Ram V.A
3 days ago