Babrala: Yara International forays into India big time

Yara International ASA (Yara), the world’s leading supplier of mineral fertilizers, announced the successful completion of its acquisition of the Tata Chemicals’ urea business on Friday. The deal was struck at Rs 2682 crore including transfer of all assets and liabilities. The acquisition of Tata’s Babrala plant in Uttar Pradesh is the first foreign direct investment in […]

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Co-operatives make a killing in FAI awards

The cooperative sector which accounts for a major share in the fertilizer industry in the country won several awards at the 3 day Annual Seminar presently underway at Pullman Hotel in Delhi. Organized by the apex body Fertilizer Association of India FAI, the event is also important for giving FAI’s Excellence Awards in several categories. […]

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DBT in fertilizer from January : Odisha Minister

While the centre has set end of 2018 as the cutoff date for implementation of DBT in fertilizer, Odisha cooperation minister Surya Narayan Patro, said the Union government would provide the subsidy for fertilizers through DBT system in the state from January 1 next year. Earlier, IFFCO MD Dr U S Awasthi welcomed the govt resolve to […]

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Kumar moots idea of Indian Council for Fertilizers Research

Union Chemical and Fertilzer Minister Ananth Kumar has announced formation of Indian Council for Fertilizers Research, on the lines of ICMR and ICAR. Kumar was speaking in a Conference of officers of States and UTs in New Delhi on Tuesday which deliberated exhaustively on the subject fertilizer for the first time perhaps. Kumar said research […]

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Fertilizer: Jayant answers on DBT in House

The government of India said trials are on to use the programme for fertiliser subsidy to check leakage of funds. Jayant Sinha, minister of state for finance was answering queries in the Lower House of Parliament. DBT in fertilizer would be implemented soon in collaboration with states, the minister said. According to the minister, trials […]

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Minister upbeat on pilot project for DBT

Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar has welcomed the pilot project on DBT in the Budget and said it will improve the quality of service delivery for farmers. Earlier, in tweets and in a press release issued by IFFCO its MD Dr U S Awasthi also welcomed the move. His tweet read” Government […]

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Fertilizer companies to market compost

In a major move the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for a Policy on Promotion of City Compost. Compost from city garbage would not only provide carbon, primary and secondary nutrients to soil but also help in keeping the city clean, says a PIB release. Marketing […]

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Farmers are getting fertilizers on time: Ahir

The Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said in response to a question in Rajya Sabha the farmers are getting fertilizers- Urea, DAP, MOP &NPK-on time. To ensure adequate availability the Department of Fertilizers has taken several steps, he assured the House. The month-wise demand is assessed and projected by the […]

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FACT revival package would be ready in 15 days: Minister

Ananth Kumar Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers has said the proposal of revival package for FACT would be ready in 15 days. The issue is under active consideration of his Ministry in consultation with the Union Finance Ministry, he said. Kumar said the package will not only provide for revival of the Plant, but […]

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Minister lays down road-map of DBT in Lok Sabha

In reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Tuesday the Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that the government proposes direct fertilizer subsidy transfer to farmers’ bank account.  However, a major challenge in operationalizing this scheme lies in identification of beneficiary farmers as in many states the land records […]

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Ban on sale of urea lifted

Following standardization of underweight urea bags, the dept. of agriculture has revoked the ban imposed on the sale of urea bags to farmers. The problem got highlighted after the Hindu carried a story on the issue. Earlier, govt. officials had held a meeting with representatives of KRIBHCO – the cooperative body that imported the fertiliser […]

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Urea supply is adequate: Govt

The availability position of Urea in the country is very comfortable. For this purpose, the Department of Fertilizers has procured more than 10 Lakh MT of imported Urea in January 2015 for prepositioning in the States. Additional procurement of imported Urea has been done in April, May & June 2015, claims government publicity department. With […]

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Naveen secures uninterrupted supply of fertilizers

The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik met the Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday in New Delhi and secured an allocation of 10.75 lakh ton fertilizers for the state. The Union Minister also directed officials of his Ministry to ensure timely delivery of allocated fertilizers to the state. He assured adequate allocation […]

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