Indian Fertilizer Industry

India with world second largest population is always under pressure on food security. Fertilizer plays a key role in ensuring agriculture productivity ensuring to face challenges in terms of shrinking cultivable land. Indian agriculture needs 16 elements in larger measure and 7 elements in micro measures. The first are classified as primary nutrients viz . sodium, potassium, phosphorous, nitrogen etc., These nutrients are essential to make the soil fertile and to overcome any deficiency. Some chemical fertilizers used are ammonium sulphate, calcium ammonium nitrate etc., Even a deficiency in micro nutrients will affect the absorption of primary nutrients. Iron, zinc, manganese, copper, boron, molybdenum and chlorine are a group of 'micronutrients' which are required by the plants in small

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