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Fertiliser Min seeks extra Rs 35,000 cr funds to pay subsidies

Faced with liquidity crunch, the Fertiliser Ministry has sought additional Rs 35,000 crore funds towards subsidy payment to companies and also fears closure of two state-run firms.

Urea imports from Iran not banned: Govt

India has not banned the import of urea from Iran and the country imported 1.6 million tonnes (MT) of the crop nutrient from the West Asian nation till February 15 of this fiscal, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Jena writes to PM on high prices of P&K fertilisers

As fertiliser prices shoot up, Minister of State for Fertilisers Srikant Jena has shot a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the price rise may be due to "unreasonably" high profits reaped by producers.