IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Indian Agriculture-Scope and Significance Study Material (Page 2 of 24)

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Infrastructure (Irrigation, Seeds, Fertilizers, Power) : Fertilizers

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Fertilizers

Fertilizer is any organic or inorganic material of natural or synthetic origin (other than liming materials) added to soil to supply one or more plant nutrients required for plant growth. 40 to 60 % of crop yields are attributable to commercial fertilizers. Fertilizers typically provide:

  • Macronutrients: These nutrients are consumed in larger quantities and include nit…

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Infrastructure (Irrigation, Seeds, Fertilizers, Power) : Power

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Power

Electricity provides the main source of power to rural agricultural equipment. Petrol and diesel are also sources of energy, which power agricultural machinery. One of the most important and energy drawing operation happens to be that …

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