archiveWorld Environmental Health Day


Adopting Soil Organic Carbon for Climate Resilient Agriculture: Opportunities for Indian Farmers

The Green Revolution in India undoubtedly increased the total agricultural output. However, many intensively cultivated regions where organic manures were partially or entirely excluded are experiencing a decline in productivity. In many cases, the intensification of land use and increased reliance on agrochemicals resulted in stagnant crop yields and dead soil. Soil degradation is a serious issue in India, with erosion affecting around 45% of the country's land area, followed by salinization and waterlogging. Improper agricultural practices are responsible for the vast majority of India's soil degradation. The problem is...