The growth of Indian economy
The growth of Indian economy in the past underlines the importance of improving the agriculture productivity to meet the growing demand for food to provide food security to the entire nation. The fertilizer sector outlook is fast changing in the international arena. Indian fertilizer industry needs to catch up with the growth in terms of technology and fertilizer production. Fertilizer statistics of the Department of Fertilizers published every year for the benefit of fertilizer industry. In tune with established standards, it will be an important tool for the policy makers and planners in the process of ensuring adequate availability of fertilizers and thereby providing food security.
It is my earnest hope that the publication "Indian Fertilizer Scenario- 2010" brought out by the Department of Fertilizers will be an endeavour in this direction. The fertilizer statistics, needless to say, it is an outcome of concerted efforts of officers and staff of Department of Fertilizers.
I hope this publication will be utilized by the policy makers and planners for betterment and development of fertilizer sector.