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Balanced & Integrated Nutrient Management is Important for Sustainable Agriculture: K.S. Raju

Inaugural Session of FAI Annual Seminar 2021 held today at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India. The theme of the annual seminar would be ‘Challenges in Fertilizer and Agriculture’ from December 1-3. In view of restriction in gathering due to COVID-19, the FAI Annual Seminar will be in hybrid mode this year also.

Shivam Dwivedi
K.S. Raju, Chairman, The Fertiliser Association of India
K.S. Raju, Chairman, The Fertiliser Association of India

The FAI Annual Seminar 2021 started today at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India. The theme of the 3-day event is ‘Challenges in Fertilizer and Agriculture’. In view of restriction in gathering due to COVID-19, the FAI Annual Seminar is in hybrid mode this year also.

Many eminent personalities including K.S. Raju, Chairman, Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) participated in the seminar and delivered his speech. He welcomed everyone and thanked government officials for their tireless efforts towards this sector throughout the year in addressing the issues.

He also highlighted that during Covid-times, the government has responded well by enhancing subsidies and thereby resolved the problem of high-cost of fertilizers. He said, Indian agriculture continues to face a number of challenges, it suffers from low-crop productivity, low-nutrient & water use efficiency, inefficient use of Agri inputs, etc”.

At last, he suggested balanced & integrated nutrient management, water management, an appropriate cropping system, and better agricultural practices in achieving the national goal of sustainable agriculture along with the optimum use of natural resources.  

About K.S Raju:

Apart from being the Chairman of The Fertiliser Association of India (FAI), K.S. Raju is also the Chairman of the Nagarjuna Group, Hyderabad. He completed his Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mysore in 1973 and embarked on the project which his father and he had initiated together-Nagarjuna Steels Limited. This project gave further impetus to the development of industry in the state of Andhra Pradesh

K.S. Raju’s ability to initiate new projects proved to be a vital tool for success. He provided successful business leadership for the start-up, before being called on to take the Group’s most critical role in its history -that of the leadership for the Group’s fertilizer project Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited at Kakinada during its most challenging phase. He encouraged the Group’s foray into core sectors and structuring of businesses to meet the customer’s needs.

Apart from promoting business, he has always been proactive in supporting community development activities in areas of environment, health, education, and income generation to community asset creation. He has served on the Boards of Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and Court of Governors-University of Hyderabad as the Chairman of National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai. He is one of the Founder, Trustees of Nandi Foundation, Hyderabad.

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