Managing Director Advocates Responsible Fertilizer Usage and Emphasizes Technological Solutions for Agricultural Advancement
New Delhi, India, 7th Feb 2023 — Dr. Basavaraj Girennavar, Managing Director of Criyagen Agri & Biotech Pvt Ltd, took center stage at the FAI Annual Seminar 2023, delivering a compelling speech on “Policy for Innovations in Fertilizers.” The seminar, a prominent gathering in the agricultural sector, provided a platform for Dr. Girennavar to share his insights on the critical role of fertilizers in Indian agriculture.
In his address, Dr. Girennavar underscored the indispensable role of fertilizers, which currently serve 58% of the Indian population. He emphasized the urgency of producing over 400 million metric tons of food grains by 2050 to meet the needs of an estimated 1.68 billion people.
While acknowledging the substantial contribution of fertilizers to a 50% boost in agricultural productivity, Dr. Basavaraj Girennavar tackled challenges such as soil degradation and environmental concerns stemming from improper fertilizer use. He delved into the repercussions on soil health, plant development, and greenhouse gas emissions, stressing the imperative of responsible usage.
In exploring avenues for innovation, Dr. Girennavar discussed the potential of agritech and digital tools. He specifically highlighted the transformative role of mobile applications and satellite imagery in enhancing farm-level decision-making. Additionally, he delved into the latest advancements in agricultural technologies, including precision farming, the Internet of Things (IoT), and digital solutions, emphasizing their potential to optimize fertilizer use and crop production in India.
For those eager to delve into the future of sustainable agriculture and fertilizer innovations, accompanying photos provide a detailed overview of Dr. Girennavar’s insightful presentation. The images offer glimpses into the technological solutions discussed, setting the stage for a greener and more sustainable future.
Encouraging collective action, Dr. Girennavar concluded his speech with a call to propel the conversation forward and work collaboratively towards a greener, more sustainable future for Indian agriculture. The Managing Director’s address at the FAI Annual Seminar 2023 marks a significant step in fostering dialogue and initiatives for positive change in the agricultural landscape.