Cabinet approves new urea policy

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved new urea policy and fixed subsidy rate of phosphatic and potassic (P&K) fertilisers for 2015.

No major investment in fertiliser plants during 2010-14: CAG

The actual production was concerned, it fell by 14 percent during the period 2009-10 to 2013-14.

Fertiliser Ministry moves Cabinet note on urea policy

 The Fertiliser Ministry has moved a Cabinet note on formulating a new urea policy that aims at higher domestic production of the soil nutrient and balanced use of fertilisers.

No proposal to deregulate urea: Govt

 The Fertiliser Ministry on Friday said there is no plan to deregulate urea.

PM Narendra Modi launches 'Soil Health Card' scheme for farmers in Rajasthan
PM Narendra Modi launches 'Soil Health Card' scheme for farmers in Rajasthan

Zee Media Bureau

Sri Ganganagar: Providing a major push to the issue soil health cards to farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the "Soil Health Card" (SHC) scheme for analysing the soil in Suratgarh town here.

Digvijay urges MP govt to curb black marketing of fertilisers

 Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said Madhya Pradesh government should undertake immediate measures to prevent black-marketing of fertilisers in the state.

Cos' suggestions sought to make environment clearance simpler

The Fertiliser Ministry has sought comments from companies on critical environmental issues

PM takes stock of demand-supply gap of protein-rich food items

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took stock of the demand-supply gap in protein-rich food items such as milk, egg and fish and the availability of fertilisers in the backdrop of rising inflation, which could be aggravated by the likelihood of a sub-normal monsoon.

Maha govt mulls legislation to check fake seeds, fertilisers

The Maharashtra government is planning to enact a legislation to protect farmers against fake seeds and fertilisers which cause crop losses.

Here, seawater is used to grow vegetables!

At the Spencer Gulf, near Port Augusta in South Australia, Sundrop Farms is turning sunlight and seawater into fresh water and food inside greenhouses.

Fertiliser cos hit by policy paralysis, subsidy pay delays

Delayed subsidy payments, which now run into Rs 36,000 crore, and lack of clear direction on boosting domestic output to cut import dependence sums up the fertiliser sector in 2013.

`Poly house farming can mitigate vegetable supply crisis`

Poly house farming can mitigate supply crisis of vegetables in cities if the new farming technology is deployed on a large-scale in surrounding regions, a senior official of Mother Dairy said on Friday.

New grass developed to curb greenhouse gas emissions

A new kind of grass has been developed with the joint efforts of scientists from Japan and Colombia to curb greenhouse gas emissions caused by chemical fertilisers.

Fin Min approves Rs 5,500 cr as SBA to pay fertiliser subsidy

Finance ministry has agreed for Rs 5,500 crore against Rs 12,000 crore sought by the Department of Fertilisers under a special banking arrangement (SBA) to pay part of the subsidy bill to the industry which is facing a liquidity crunch.

Humans used fertilisers 5,000 years ago: Study

New excavations in Sweden indicate that fertilisers may not be a modern innovation but were already in use some 5,000 years ago during the Stone Age.

ONGC inks MoU with KK Birla Group company for fertiliser unit

The estimated cost of the project for producing 1.3 million tonne of fertiliser per annum is Rs 5,000 crore.

Govt constitutes GoM to review urea pricing policy

Facing a mounting subsidy burden and imbalanced use of fertilisers, government has constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM), which is likely to be headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to look into urea pricing.

Govt to bring down subsidy bill to 1.75% of GDP in 3 yrs

The government on Monday said it proposes to bring down expenditure on subsidies towards food, oil and fertilisers to 1.75 percent of the GDP in the next three years, from 2 percent estimated in 2012-13.

Industry awaits new policy on urea

The fertiliser industry is keenly awaiting the new policy on urea, which will help in reducing the dependence on imports.

Rahul refutes claims Centre not helping farmers

Against the backdrop of CM sending letters to the Prime Minister for supply of fertilisers, Rahul Gandhi alleged that the stock sent by the Centre was being sold in black instead of reaching farmers in the poll-bound state.