With nearly 1.2 billion population, India requires a robust, modernized agriculture sector to ensure the food security to its population. In order to meet the food grain requirements, the agricultural productivity and growth need to be sustained and further improved. It is imperative to manage critical inputs and resources like cultivable land, irrigation, high yielding seeds and fertilizers for a higher food production. Also, balanced use of fertilizers, based on the soil conditions will certainly improve the agricultural productivity in India. With the above objectives, this publication of Department of Fertilizers is published every year for the benefit of the Fertilizer Industry. In order to make useful information available to the public, policy makers and researchers, the Department of Fertilizers is publishing “Indian Fertilizer Scenario-2010” relating to fertilizer sector.
It has been constant endeavour to make the publication user-friendly and to improve the coverage and content of the yearbook so that fuller perspective of the information in the field of fertilizer of the year under reference is duly presented.
I extend my best wishes to this publication.