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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 5
First page : (327) Last page : (334)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5011

Biofertilizers an Approach to Sustainability in Agriculture: A Review

Intikhab Aalum Jehangir1*, M. A. Mir2, M. A. Bhat1 and M. Ashraf Ahangar3
1Division of Agronomy, 2TSRI-Mirgund, 3Division of Plant Pathology, Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir
*Corresponding Author E-mail: intikhabaalum@gmail.com
Received: 20.06.2017  |  Revised: 27.07.2017   |  Accepted: 2.08.2017    


The green revolution brought impressive gains in food production but with insufficient concern for sustainability. With the increasing demand in agriculture it has become important for us to increase the productivity by using variousĀ  chemical fertilizers. But with the continued use of these products the soil has been affected badly because of the depletion in the essential minerals of the soil, decreasing soil fertility and rapidly declining production levels. Dependence on chemical fertilizers for future agricultural growth would mean further loss in soil quality, possibilities of water contamination and destruction of soil biota. So to overcome this problem it has become important for all of us to use a different remedy. In nature, there are a number of useful soil microorganisms which can help plants to absorb nutrients known as bio-fertilizers. TheirĀ  utility can be enhanced with human intervention by selecting efficient organisms, culturing them and adding them to soils directly or through seeds.

Key words: Bio-fertilizer, Chemical Fertilizer, Productivity.

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Cite this article: Jehangir, I.A., Mir, M.A., Bhat, M.A. and Ahangar, M.A., Biofertilizers an Approach to Sustainability in Agriculture: A Review, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(5): 327-334 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5011