Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Farmers-in-Bihar-27MZIFVTO7HC.htmlConceptually similarChemical Fertilizer in BiharGP0471OCompleted★★★★Farmer in BiharGP0471QCompleted★★★★Farmer in BiharGP0471LCompleted★★★★Organic Fertilizer in BiharGP0471ECompleted★★★★Farmers in BiharGP04717Completed★★★★Farmer in BiharGP04716Completed★★★★Farmer in BiharGP03T5RCompleted★★★★Resident of Dharnai Village in IndiaGP0STOH2ICompleted★★★★Organic Farmer in BiharGP0471GCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP0471NFarmers in BiharFarmer Raj Gir Prasad uses only chemical fertilizers on his crops of cabbage, maize and tomato. A significant amount of the nutrients applied are not recovered in the harvested crop but lost to the soil, water and atmosphere.Locations:Bihar-IndiaDate:31 Jan, 2012Credit:© Karan Vaid / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4256px X 2832pxKeywords:Agricultural land-Agriculture-Asian ethnicities-Chemicals-Crops-Day-Farmers-Fertilisers-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-SAGE (campaign title)-Three people-VegetablesShoot:Documentation of Fertilizer Usage in Bihar Documentation of the use of chemical and organic fertilizer in Bihar, India. The state of Bihar needs to move away from chemical fertilizers to save money, livelihoods, health, ecology and to sustain farming in the state, according to a Greenpeace India report, launched in March 2013. The study revealed that around 70% of the nitrogen chemical fertilizer applied to Bihar farms might be lost, with both monetary and environmental impacts. These nitrogen fertilizers contaminate drinking water and might cause serious health impacts such as blue-baby syndrome (methemoglobinemia) and cancer.