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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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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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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Urea to be decontrolled in three years

An exclusive report carried by the daily newspaper Indian Express says that the Modi govt is working on a three-year plan to deregulate urea fertiliser. The govt will simultaneously permit duty free imports without any canalisation or restrictions and credit the subsidy directly into the bank accounts of farmers, the report says. India is on […]

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Idle fertilser plants to be activated

The central govt is likely to make three major fertliser plants lying idle in the country operational again. These plants include Gorakhpur (UP), Barauni (Bihar) and Sindri (Jharkhand). Sources claim, an agreement has already been hammered out between the ministry of chemicals and fertiliser and the ministry of petroleum. Minister of fertliser Anant Kumar has […]

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