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Most states face nutrient deficiency in soil: Govt

NEW DELHI: Nutrient deficiency in soil poses maximum challenge to agricultural productivity and land parcels in a majority of states and soil in Maharashtra, in particular, face deficiency of as many as five nutrients, the government has told Lok Sabha.
According to a written reply by agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar, soil in a dozen states including Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana face nitrogen deficiency while phosphorus deficiency has been found in 14 states, which include Assam, Haryana, Delhi, Puducherry, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Goa. Potassium deficiency in soil has been found in six states (five of them in north-east) and these include Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, known as NPK, are essential fRead More – Source