How long you can afford to go chemical? given the raising fuel costs, raise in per unit production costs, high cost of externalities etc. whether govt or agri. scientists or corporations have any plan on how they can feed the nation going chemical. today all the chemical fertiliser produced in the country and imported is sufficient to cover less than 50 % of the cultivated area. it is already costing us more than an one lakh crore rupees at current prices. estimations are that next year the subsidy will go up to 2 lakh crore with the same quantities.
Upscaling of organic farming
by G V Ramanajaneyalu, 20 July, 2008