New Delhi: With a view to augment fertiliser supply in the upcoming rabi season, state-owned trading firm MMTC has invited bids for the import of three lakh tonnes of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP).
The rabi season starts from November and harvesting is done in March-April.
The important rabi crops are wheat, gram, barley, peas and mustard.
The last date for submission of bids is September 20 and a decision on awarding the contracts would be taken on the same day, MMTC said in a notice on its website.
The full consignment of DAP (bulk)/DAP Lite grades is to be shipped during September-November, 2011, it said.
The consignments are to be offloaded at the Mundra, Kandla, Vizag, Hazira (anchorage), Kakinada (deep water) and Krishnapatnam ports, it added.
India imported 20.16 lakh tonnes of DAP in the April-July period of the current fiscal, while inbound shipments in the a2010-11 fiscal stood at 74.11 lakh tonnes.
First Published: Monday, September 19, 2011, 13:28