Biofertilizer Production in India: Current Status, Classification and SchemesAuthor(s): Sathish Kumar M*, Lad YA, Mahera AB and Vennila M
A growing number of farmers are embracing soil management techniques such as the use of biofertilizers, which is contributing to an increase in the demand for biofertilizers. Due to their affordability, environmental benignity and guarantee of sustained agricultural productivity, farmers prefer biofertilizers over chemical fertilizers. Biofertilizers are relatively well accepted in India, despite the fact that the country has both government and private sector enterprises. Several aspects of the biofertilizer industry are discussed in this article including the effects of COVID-19 and the production, use, complications and future of biofertilizers in India. There have been numerous government programs developed by the Indian government to encourage farmers to use biofertilizers and to subsidies their purchase. Organizing training programs for the promotion of biofertilizers is essential for the government to adjust its strategy. It would be beneficial to develop demonstration programs to enhance the production and distribution of biofertilizers to farmers, as well as to expand the agro market and develop agricultural institutions. In order to ensure that biofertilizers are accepted by farmers at the highest rate possible, the Indian government has constructed a quality control system and marketing techniques to enable the system to be effective. A significant increase in their commercialization and use in India could be achieved by lowering the cost of biofertilizers by both the public and private sectors.