Fertilizer consumption was only 7605mt in 1972-73 to 23,401 mt in 2013-14, there was 3.07 times increase. In 1980-81 per hectare fertilizer consumption was only 15kg. as against the national average of 53 kg. The states consumption of fertilizer today stands at 45 kg/hectare against the national average of ………….. kg/hectare. Today some 433 private retailers caters fertilizers to the farmers’ door steps. Efforts of the states Department of Agriculture is also directed towards the use of less costly bio fertilizer by the farmers. The farmers today use an estimated 18mt/year of bio fertilizer.
Ph. Rajendra Singh