Following China, India is the biggest consumer of fertiliser. However, the average amount of fertiliser used in India is much lower than other countries around the world. However, it is also highly distorting, with vast inter-regional, inter-stateand inter-district versions. The results indicate that factors other than rate, such as irrigation, particularly high yielding varieties, were more significant than rate reasons in influencing the demand for fertilisers.
Alongside these two price-coverage devices, lower costs for fertilisers and greater cost of agriculture commodities. Between both, the former is the more powerful in influencing the demand for fertiliser. As the Planning Commission of India in a report that in India about two percent of GDP is devoted on logistics. This amount is just 18 percent in advanced countries. Logistics and delivery chain management are in the early phase in India.
The present the financial system is forcing many industries to evaluate their costs and cut it down in size. The ability to manage logistics effectively is a must to the success of companies. Logistics perform encompasses the entire flow of material that includes everything from the purchase of raw materials to the delivery of finished goods to the most discerning customers. This includes the process of purchasing and sourcing transformation, along with the planning of capabilities and technology-related know-how selection operations management construction scheduling, material scheduling, distribution planning and the management of Warehouse operations. Inventory management inside, inbound and outbound transportation links with the patron carrier, revenue reverse logistics, marketing and marketing.
Thus, to study the efficacy of the fertilizer logistics system within the U.P state U.P that accounts for around 55% of the total consumption of fertilizers across India There are two goals been set, firstly to research the logistics management of fertilisers within the state and then to examine the factors that affect the consumption of fertilisers within the state. Previous records show that consumption of fertilisers in India is rising rapidly. In the present, the use of fertilizers in India has reached 239.59 Lakh Tonnes. Through the years the increasing use in the use of fertilizers made with chemical has had a major part in increasing farm efficiency.
Global Food Crisis Looms as Fertilizer Supplies Dwindle
Are you thinking that the shortage of fertilizers in the world is the fault of someone else? Have a look at the mirror. If you’re reading this article in North America, Europe, Latin America, or Asia there is a good chance that the mound of amino acids looking at you from behind is alive in the present due to chemical fertilizers.
In reality, according to the renowned Canadian energy scientist Vaclav Smil, more than two-fifths humanity, which is more than three billion, are alive due to nitrogen fertilizer, which was the primary ingredient of the Green Revolution that supercharged the agricultural sector during the 1960s. The trifecta of chemical fertilizers that tripled the global grain production–nitrogen (N) as well as the phosphorus (P) as well as potassium (K)–enabled the largest human population increase the world has ever witnessed. It is now out of stock and farmers as well as fertilizer companies and the governments of the world are trying to avoid the inevitable decline in yields of crops.
“I’m not sure it’s possible any more to avoid a food crisis,” says World Farmers Association president Theo de Jager. “The problem is how big and deep it could be. The most important thing is that farmers require peace. And peace is dependent on farmers.”
The impact On India as per Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS)
The monthly average retail price for wheat flour (atta) was 32.38 per kilogram in April, which is the highest ever since the beginning of January, the first month for which information is available. The prices of atta have been increasing due to the fact that both stocks and production of wheat have declined in India as demand has increased outside of the country.
The data reported from State Food, Civil Supplies Departments (FCS) to the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution reveal that the average retail price for wheat flour was 32.78per kilogram on the 7th of May (May 7.) -approximately 9.15 percent more than the cost (Rs 30.03 per kilogram) last year.
Within the four metros the retail average for wheat cost was the most expensive in Mumbai (Rs 49/per) then followed by Chennai (Rs 34/kg), Kolkata (Rs 29/kg) along with Delhi (Rs 27/kg).
All-India average daily prices for wheat flour are increasing since the start of the year. The price has been increasing by 5.81 percent since January 1, the statistics reveal. The record-breaking high recorded in April was much over what the retail average of 31/kg that was recorded in April 2021.
Sources say that the constant rise in the cost for flour could be due to increase in the price of wheat amid the decline in production caused by the conflict in Ukraine and an increased global demand Indian wheat. The cost of domestic diesel has also impacted the logistics costs of both flour and wheat.