Agriculturalists warn infertility of land in Bundelkhand

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Mahoba, Jul 28 (UNI) Impoverished Bundelkhand region has once again left the district administration in tizzy, this time due to soil erosion and excessive use of chemical fertilizers that were constantly making the land infertile.

The agiculturalists have even warned in their report that disaster would struck the drought affected region, if the fertility of land would continue to deplete at the same rate.

The Soil Testing Centres in Jhansi and Chitrakootdham of Bundelkhand have also expressed their concern for the same after conducting soil tests that were found short of -- Zinc Phosphate, Potash, Sulphar Magnisium, Calcium, Iron, Copper and Boron Alibidnum.

Besides, they noted that the excess use of DAP and Urea would make the whole land infertile by 2014 and create food crisis for around one crore population residing in seven districts.

Deputy Director of Agricultral Department J C Katiyar said an awareness should be spread among the farmers and chemical fertilizers replaced with cow-dung. Besides, animal husbandry and use of modern farming methods should be encouraged, Mr Katiyar noted.

UNI XC-JAS MP AS1727

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