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Pune: Farmer invents waste composting machine

Pune's local farmer, Sachin Bohr, invented a machine that can convert waste into compost and be used by farmers. He claimed that 100 KG of waste can generate 10 KG of fertilizer. Watch the full video to know more.

Core sector growth up 3.2% in September; fastest in 4 months

Core sector growth up 3.2% in September; fastest in 4 months

The eight core industries -- coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity -- comprising nearly 38 percent of India's total industrial production had grown at 2.6 percent in the same month of last year.

Growth of eight core industries rises 3.2% in September

Growth of eight core industries rises 3.2% in September

As per government data released Monday, electricity and fertilizer production grew 10.8 percent and 18.1 percent respectively while that of steel, oil and cement production fell 2.5 percent. 0.1 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively.

Centre to bring more reforms, not to raise urea prices: Kumar

Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar Wednesday said government will continue with the second generation "farmer centric" reforms in the sector to make the country self-sufficient in urea without increasing its prices.

Core sector growth slows down to 1.4% in February

The eight core sector industries — coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilizer, steel, cement and electricity.

Urea imports dip 34% to 27 LT in first 6 mths

Urea imports have decreased by 34 percent to 26.95 lakh tonne in the first 6 months of 2014-15, due to carry over stocks from the last fiscal.

Government plans urea price hike to curb fertiliser subsidies

The first major price hike in four years would mark an important step by Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s new government to cut wasteful use of urea.

CCEA hikes fixed cost of urea, modifies investment policy

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Friday cleared the hike in fixed cost of urea by up to Rs 350 per tonne, a move that would lead to increase in subsidy by about Rs 900 crore.

CCEA to consider raising urea fixed cost Friday

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is likely to consider Friday a proposal to raise the fixed cost of urea by upto Rs 350 per tonne, a move that would lead to increase in subsidy by about Rs 900 crore.

GoM recommends hike in fixed cost paid for urea

A ministerial panel Thursday recommended increase in fixed cost paid to urea by Rs 350 per tone but there will be no increase in the rate of crop nutrient for farmers as government will subsidise the additional cost, pegged at Rs 900 crore.