Fixing India’s Agricultural Soils

Some days ago, agriculture minister Sharad Pawar took most people by surprise when he said the UPA government was planning to redirect India’s fertiliser subsidy towards organic and balanced fertilisers. Time will tell if he was serious. In the meantime, here is a small story I wrote for ET’s website on why this announcement was urgently needed, and what a clutch of dryland agriculture experts say about how India should make this transition.

Also see this and this.