The Sulphur Institute (TSI) has been involved in the promotion of plant nutrient sulphur in India since the early 1980s. The major areas of work (often in collaboration with national programs) have covered the production and distribution of India-specific literature for various target groups ranging from policy-makers to farmers in English and local languages; organization of symposia, seminars and workshops; production and distribution of status reports and market studies; and conducting a large number of soil analyses, field trials, on farm demonstration and farmers field days.
During the past two decades, TSI has sponsored a number of research and extension projects. The largest of these has been the TSI-FAI-IFA project on "Sulphur in Balanced Fertilisation," coordinated by FAI. It ran from 1997 to 2006. The trials were carried out by research institutions in 18 states with the three main objectives of:
From 1988 to 2006, a number of symposia, seminars and workshops have been organized for various stake holders. The basic objective of these was to compile and deliberate upon the research data generated and its practical utility for increasing agricultural production. Towards this end the promotion of PNS and emphasis on increasing the availability of fertilizer supplies to meet the needs arising from increasing incidence of S deficiency in soils and crops was also focused upon.
Starting in 1984, TSI sponsored a number of technical, semi-technical and extension publications. The major ones are listed below:
Additionally, state-wise sulphur scenario brochures are available in English and Hindi: