An article by Shashank Kumar | December 6, 2018 12:57:18″You have to be careful when you buy fertilizers because they can be poisonous to fish,” said Amit Kumar, owner of a local fertilizer company.
“They can kill fish.
It’s a serious issue for the fishermen.”
The World Bank has put in place a $1.6 billion fund to address the problem, but even as the problem of fertilizer poisoning in India has become a major issue in international policy, many experts say it will take years for the government to implement the money.
The World Food Programme has identified seven potential solutions to address fertilizer poisoning, which can be achieved in two ways: by investing in sustainable farming, and by creating more awareness among farmers about the dangers of fertilizer and their role in soil erosion.
The government has said it will spend about $500 million on sustainable farming by 2021, and a further $3 billion in 2020.
But some experts say that’s only half of the problem.
While a substantial portion of India’s population still relies on the traditional agriculture model, they say a lot of people in rural areas are still dependent on fertilizers, and that many farmers who still rely on them have not taken action to reduce their use.
The situation has become worse, they add.
“The government’s failure to take action on the issue is going to have a long-term impact on the food security of people,” said Gyanendra Sengupta, a senior fellow at the India Institute of Development Studies.
“The government is going back on its promise to tackle this problem.
And we are going to continue to see this problem worsen.”
The problem is likely to worsen over the next few years, because of the increasing reliance on fertilisers, he said.
While the World Bank’s investment is encouraging, the Indian government has yet to commit to any concrete action, according to a senior official who spoke to Al Jazeera.
The official also said the country does not have any firm plans to invest in sustainable agriculture, and the government is likely unable to fund it because of lack of resources.
“In a lot to do with the lack of cash and infrastructure, and also with the government’s inability to get the support of farmers and other stakeholders, it’s going to take some time to implement a significant portion of this money,” said P.K. Datta, an analyst at the think tank Economic Survey.
The problem, however, is only getting worse.
In July, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that India had lost more than 20 million tons of fertilizers since 2014.
And the government still has only about $5 billion available to invest.
According to the World Food Program, fertilizers are the main ingredient in many popular foods, and have been linked to health problems, especially asthma, in people of all ages.
But in the last five years, India has been struggling with food shortages, according the agency.
The Fertilizer Council of India has warned that India’s food security is in danger of being completely eroded.
Its latest report said that food stocks have been in the worst shape in more than half a century.
In the past year, India’s total food imports have fallen by half, from nearly 500 million tons to less than 300 million tons.
The country has also been facing severe drought, which is expected to cause a food shortage of between 30 and 50 million tons by 2021.
Food insecurity is a problem not just in India, but across much of sub-Saharan Africa, where many farmers are struggling to survive, the World Resources Institute has said.
The world’s food supply is being driven by the demand of the growing middle class, and this is what drives food prices in developing countries, said David Menezes, a food policy expert at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
“It’s not just India.
It seems like China, which also has some of the biggest food issues, is also facing food insecurity issues,” Menezies told Al Jazeera on Tuesday.
Food shortages and poverty have long plagued India, with a population of just over 7 billion.
The average life expectancy in India is 72, compared to around 74 in China and 77 in the US.
In addition to its poor governance, the country also has a high rate of poverty.
The World Bank estimates that about one in three people in India lives in extreme poverty.
More than half of India is dependent on remittances, and many people are living in extreme hardship.
In rural India, where rural poverty is endemic, the average household income is just $2,500.
According the World Economic Forum, the poverty rate in rural India is more than double that of the world average.
According a 2016 survey, half of Indians still live in extreme hunger, while the proportion of people who live on less than $1 a day is a staggering 85 percent.
This is not the only area of concern