The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers had organised a Stakeholder Workshop on Strategy for Promotion of Alternative Nutrition to reduce dependence on Chemical Fertilizers for Soil health and Sustainability. A press release on the workshop was issued on 8th July, 2023.
During this workshop the negative grave consequences of chemical fertilizers on both human, and animal health, were highlighted as seen with increased disease burden in areas where excessive chemical fertilizers are used.
Emphasizing the importance of consultation between government and agricultural stakeholders so their suggestions and feedback can be incorporated in policies, the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers stressed the need to hold these consultations regularly across the country.
Additionally, the Secretary, Department of Fertilizers, spoke of the recent decisions taken by the government to boost agricultural productivity, as well as rejuvenate soil fertility.
PM PRANAM (PM Programme for Restoration, Awareness, Nourishment and Amelioration of Mother Earth) aims to promote natural, and organic farming, rejuvenate soil productivity, boost farmer incomes and ensure food security in the country.
Additionally, Urea Gold, which is Sulphur coated Urea, will not only address Sulphur deficiency of the soil in the country but also help farmers save input costs, and increase agricultural incomes.