For achieving desired growth in general, plants need sunlight, water and minerals and there are only a few soils on earth which have a sufficient content and availability of plant nutrients to achieve high yields over a longer period without fertilization. Moreover, fertilizer also compensates the nutrient loss by harvest.

Fertilizers are a key component in the growth of India?s agriculture sector, which accounts for about a seventh of the country?s GDP. Therefore it is only in keeping with the importance of the sector that India is the world?s second-largest consumer of fertilizers, (China is the first), and the world?s third-largest producer.

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