Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
An overview of production and consumption of major chemical fertilizers in India
Author(s): Praveen Desai, Amratraj Patil and Kadli Veeresh
Abstract: Fertilizer is one of the strategic inputs for enhancing productivity which enables to meet the growing demand for food in the country. The present study was conducted to know the growth and determinants of fertilizer in India. The secondary data on production and consumption major chemical fertilizer (NPK) etc. from 1980-81 to 2012-13 were collected from the Fertilizer Association of India (2014), Department of Fertilizers Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers Government of India (2013-14), www.Indiastat.com, www.fert.nic.in etc. There was a substantial growth in production and consumption of chemical fertilizers in India and across the states over the years. The production of chemical fertilizer showed an increasing trend. The country witnessed an increase in the consumption of NPK. The consumption of fertilizer during kharif and rabi showed a positive and significant growth. The sectoral production of nitrogenous fertilizers from 2000-01 to 2012-13, the private sector ranks first which was having the average production of 527.2 lakh M.T. followed by co-operative sector (305.8 lakh M.T.) and public sector (303.6 lakh M.T.).
How to cite this article:
Praveen Desai, Amratraj Patil and Kadli Veeresh. An overview of production and consumption of major chemical fertilizers in India. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(6): 2353-2358.