ROLE OF BIO FERTILIZERS IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
SUBMITTED TOWARDS PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE
MBA-RURAL MANAGEMENT (2009-11)
AMITY SCHOOL OF RURAL MANAGEMENT
UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF
Dr. Ritesh Dwivedi
I have been able to complete this project with the blessings of my parents, teachers and friends who always supported me at every level. I thank to all those persons who helped me here and there in the whole process of data collection and reporting. I do have deep sense of gratitude for my faculty guide of the project Dr.Ritesh Dwivedi, Lecturer, ASRUM for guiding and correcting various documents of mine with attention and care. He has taken a lot of pain to go through the project and made necessary correction as and when needed. I express my thanks to Dr. P.C. Sabharwal, Director, Amity University, Noida for extending his support. My deep thanks to organization guide, Mr.Vinod Kumar Singh,field manager, INDIAN FARMERS FERTILIZERS COOPERATIVE LIMITED for support and guidance. It is my privilege and honor to extend my respect, regards and gratitude to them for his encouragement and guidance at every step. I would also thank to the farmers who have cooperated me in collection of data and gave me reliable information without whom this project would have been a distant reality. I also extend my heartfelt thanks to my family and well wishers.
I hereby certify that of Amity Institute of Rural Management of 3rd semester has completed the project on in the academic Year 2009-11. The information Submitted is true & original to the best of my Knowledge.
Signature of project guide
The present study is an attempt to study the role of bio fertilizers in sustainable agriculture and current situation of agriculture practices among the farmers in the village Adaura, Kaithuliya, Bhatuiya, bakinager and katra. The objective of this study is to know the reasons behind decreasing tendency of bio fertilizer as well as increasing dependency of farmers on chemical fertilizers. Awareness level of farmers about the soil testing is a major concern and it has been focused in study. As agricultural sector contributes 17% and it is the predominant occupation in India, accounting for about 52% of employment. The world population is increasing day by day and to feed this population farmers are making effort to produce more and more crop yield and they are supplying synthetic pesticides, fertilizers in imbalanced way. This is devastating soils fertility and this is leading to less crop yield. There is need to enrich the soil with those nutrients which make the soil fertile and this can be done only by use of bio fertilizers as bio fertilizer is unequaled in its ability to nourish the beneficial micro-organisms in the soil. This is explained in chapter 3 soil health. In order to collect primary data, observation and interview schedule survey methods were employed. In addition, information was also collected through discussions with local fertilizer sellers and at panchayat level. The data was collected from fifty farmers from the villages Adaura, Kaithuliya, Bhatuiya, bakinager and katra. This all has been thoroughly discussed in chapter 4 research methodology. In chapter 5 the collected data has been analyzed. The study reveals that farmers are much aware of benefits of bio fertilizers but due to lack of awareness about various bio fertilizers, they are not availing the benefits and compelled to use only one type of bio fertilizer that is compost which is also not available to all farmers. This is discussed in chapter 6 finding...