Subsidising food crisis: synthetic fertilisers lead to poor soil and less food

This report present scientific evidence linking synthetic fertiliser overuse and imbalanced use in Indian agriculture to the current system of government subsidies on fertilisers , showing how this system is leading to soil degradation and stagnant food production. Synthetic fertilisers cause also further damage in the environment. The report also shows that how synthetic fertilisers contribute largely to emission of greenhouse gases in India, a serious fact since climate change will greatly impact food production in the country. On the positive side, this failing system needing urgent action has alternative solutions that are available right now, feasible and real. It presents a general overview on alternative solutions that can move the Indian farming towards ecological farming and food security.

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