Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said in Lok Sabha that overall area under organic farming in the country is very less and hence it would not impact the chemical fertiliser industry.
The Minister, however felt that the requirement of bio fertiliser would grow in due course. He said govt has been promoting balanced and judicious use of fertiliser in conjunction with organic fertiliser, bio fertiliser on soil test-based recommendations.
All India Consumption of major fertilizers namely Urea, DAP, MOP, Complexes and SSP, during the year 2018-19 was 562.09 LMT, Tomar underlined.
The demand of organic food is growing due to being chemical free and hence safer. In order to encourage the use of organic fertilisers, Government of India has been promoting organic farming under two dedicated schemes namely Mission Organic Value Chain Development North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) and Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2015 through State Governments, Minister concluded.