Dec. 27, 2017
Managing Director of Insecticides, India Rajesh Aggarwal said with the need for food grains growing constantly, there is perpetual pressure on land to increase production and yield.“The soil in Odisha has the potential to produce more than what is currently producing. The soil in the State is exhausted but can be rejuvenated and replenished with the use organic input like KayaKalp, which has already shown remarkable results in neighbouring States,” he claimed.
Even as fertiliser consumption has increased 55 times, the food production has multiplied by just three and half time. This means fertiliser was used inappropriately and was less consumed by plant and remained idle in the soil.Aggarwal said it resulted in a persistent decline in soil fertility and made the soil harder. In Odisha, the problem has resulted in even more hardness than usual. Many districts have red soil which has low organic matter status, apart from poor water retentive nature. While some of the soil types are low in nitrogen and phosphorous, some other soil have been found to be deficient in boron, he said.
“The soil here is exhausted and in dire need of rejuvenation for all of its crops like rice, pulses and even vegetables. KayaKalp is particularly suited for the soil types found in Odisha. Our team members will work with farmers and help administer KalaKalp methodically to the soil. Since it is organic, it is completely safe for the farmers as well as for the soil,” he added.