Bio-fertilizer is a substance which contains live or
latent cells of micro-organisms which are applied to seeds or plants or soils
to fix different nutrients and make available to the plant. There are different
types of bio fertilizers used like Azatobactor, Acetobactor, Azospirrilum, PSb,
Bio-Fertilizer in India
Major Companies In Bio-Fertilizer Business
of Baramati Taluka
The total geographical
area (TGA) of Baramati tahsil is 1382 sq. km., which is about 8.80 percent of
TGA of the Pune district. The population of
Baramati as per the census of 2011 is 54,415. among them about 28 thousand
(51%) are male and about 27 thousand (49%) are female.
population of baramati is mostly depend on the agriculture for the major income
source. The land of the baramati region is well irrigated because of the Nira
left canal, Nira river and karhamai river.
major crops grown in the area are Sugarcane. Jowar, Wheat, Maize, Grapes and
Pomegranate. Among this Sugarcane is the major crop because there are three
sugar factories namely Chatrapati sugar factory in Bhavani-Nagar, Malegaon
Co-op sugar factory Malegaon and Someshwar sugar Factory someshwarNagar.
with that due to the presence of KVK near baramati is helping a farmer through
various new technologies and solutions which is the great contributor in the
agricultural development of Baramati .
Name of Crop
List of Villages in Baramati Tehsil
Review of Literature
Due to excess use of chemical
fertilizers the lands are degrading day by day.
Environment is getting affected due to
use of chemical fertilizers
So there is need of find out the
challenges and opportunities for use of Bio-fertilizers.
To find out how many farmers are using
To study farmers awareness about Bio-fertilizers
To find out the challenges for use of
Bio-fertilizers in Baramati Region
What are the opportunities for
Biofertilizer in the study area
of the Study
Green Revolution in India the agricultural production booms at a very high rate
due to the use of chemical fertilizers and new varieties. From that time the
whole India diverted to the use of chemicals in agriculture and it benefitted a
lot, but it showing the negative impact of that in current situation on
productivity of land, Degradation of land, Quality of produce etc.
But the dependence of
agriculture on chemical uses will harm the agriculture to a greater extent and
loss the soil quality.
For that the Government
of India promoting the use of Bio-fertilizers in agriculture. These
Bio-fertilizers have multiple benefits on the soil and it is also easy to use
and cheaper in price.
are naturally occurring in nature and used 100 years ago as a naturally
occurring manure, In ancient times farmers were using but they don’t know the
composition but they use to apply in field and they known its benefits.
But in recent years the
agriculture is went towards chemicals which are synthetic and prepared in the
chemical laboratories, it increased a yield but in recent 10 years it is
showing negative impact on different factors like soil, environment, human
health, animal health and on future
Due to that the farmers
are again interested in Bio-fertilizers as a option for synthetic chemical
The study includes the
farmers survey against the Awareness, use, problems in Bio-fertilizers use was
carried out in Month of December 2017.
The topic was selected
with the discussion with mentor with the some objectives. Objectives of survey
are to find the awareness and use of Bio-fertilizers in the Baramati region.
Sources of Data
Primary and Secondary
data is collected to meet the specified objectives of the research
Primary data were
collected from the farmers of different villages with the help of
Questionnaire. The questions like Land holding, Crops grown, Bio-fertilizers
using or not, reasons for not using of
Bio-fertilizers, which Bio-fertilizers used, Reasons, Benefits of
Bio-fertilizer using, Awareness of Bio-fertilizers etc.
And also asked for their suggestions on
Bio-fertilizers and what needs to be done to improve the use of
Secondary data about
Bio-fertilizers were collected from different websites, government websites, pages
and research papers to know the sector very well and to see the what was
happened in the recent years.