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North Korea demanded USD 10 billion for summit: Ex-Seoul leader

Late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with South Korea before his 2011 death but the plans failed because Pyongyang demanded USD 10 billion and large-scale shipments of food and fertilizer, a former South Korean president says in a memoir to be published next week.

Nitrogen pollution could be halved: Researchers

Nitrogen, dubbed as the most important fertilizer for crop productions, has become a major human health hazard.

Cabinet to decide on fertilizer subsidy today

Amid opposition from key allies, including Fertilizer Minister and DMK leader MK Alagiri, the government is likely to take a decision on whether or not to implement the nutrient-based subsidy for the fertilizer sector.

UP blames Centre for fertiliser shortage

The Uttar Pradesh government has
blamed the Centre for the shortage of fertiliser in the state
citing "limited release" as the reason for farmers`s distress.

Fertilizer Min seeks over 43 mmscmd of RIL gas

Joining the scramble for natural gas from the Reliance Industries` fields, the Fertilizer Ministry has sought over 43 million cubic meters a day of additional gas to revive the closed urea making plants.