This study is an attempt to review the agriculture policy in India since the inception of the planning era and its impact on soil fertility management, based on the existing literature. Based on the literature review it is observed that farmers are aware of fertility management and conservation measures. But, they are constrained by access to these measures. Incentives to invest in these measures depend on willingness and ability to invest, which are influenced by the socio-economic conditions, land ownership, input policy etc.
National agriculture policy and state agriculture policies of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are reviewed. The national objective of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation is reflected in the policies of both these states. A simulation study examine the effects of globalization.
Indira, M. (2002) Policy review. Annex B of the Final Technical Report of project R7974. Chatham: NRI, UK, 52 pp.