Policies must be aimed at building capacity of soils, not promoting agrochemicals: experts

Arresting land degradation, reviving soil health and managing waste to prevent soil contamination were the recurring themes at the National Conference on Indias Soils: Science Policy Practice Interfaces for Sustainable Futures held at IIT Delhi.

The conference brought together three important stakeholders in soil health management in India: scientists, policymakers and practitioners.

Continuing degradation of Indias natural resource base has been the major triggerbehind hosting this conference. The objective has been to understand and reverse current degradation of Indias soils with special emphasis on marginal, small and medium farmers.