Institutions & Capacity; Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation
Frameworks & Guidance; Monitoring
India's Twelfth Five Year Plan, for 2012 through 2017, states that the best practices of soil fertility management need to be adopted, which include generation of biomass for bulk addition of organic matter in the soil to maintain proper soil health, degeneration of biomass through sole cropping/inter-cropping/bund cropping of green manure crops, recycling of farm and household waste through use of intensive nutrient recycling methods such as composting, production of bio-fertilizers at regional and local levels, and adoption of bio-dynamic farming methods and crop rotations to enrich the soil. In addition, the Plan promotes the collection and monitoring of basic data on coastal water quality, oxygen zone in the sea, and transport of nitrogen and phosphorous in the rivers from agriculture.
India's Twelfth Five Year Plan provides guidance for nutrient management and fertilizer usages in agricultural sector, which helps reduce water pollution.
India's Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017)