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India's urea production estimated to rise by 6% to 240 LT

India's urea production is estimated to increase by more than 6 percent to 240 lakh tonnes in this fiscal on the back of new policy initiatives, a top Fertiliser Ministry official has said.

PM Modi to be briefed soon on making urea from coal: Piyush Goyal

PM Modi to be briefed soon on making urea from coal: Piyush Goyal

A presentation will be made shortly before Prime Minister Narendra Modi on manufacture of urea from coal, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said Monday.

'Excessive urea use in cotton crops leads to whitefly attack'

Excessive use of urea is also "responsible" for whitefly attack on cotton crops in states of Punjab and Haryana, a top official of the country's largest fertiliser producer IFFCO said today.

CCEA approves Rs 7K-crore loan from banks to clear urea subsidy

CCEA approves Rs 7K-crore loan from banks to clear urea subsidy

The loan together with government interest thereon has been repaid from budget estimate for 2015-16 within the sanctioned budget under the vote on account.

Urea imports surge 29% to 21.43 lakh tonnes in April-July

Urea imports during the April-July period last year was 16.65 lakh tonnes, according to an official data.

Operation Green Poison: Toxic vegetables grown along railway tracks served to you- Part III

This news could be shocking to you. Apparently the water from drains is used to grow vegetables on a farm right next to the railway tracks leading to Mumbai.

Operation Green Poison: Toxic vegetables grown along railway tracks served to you!- Part II

This news could be shocking to you. Apparently the water from drains is used to grow vegetables on a farm right next to the railway tracks leading to Mumbai.

Adani Group mulls Rs 50-K crore investment in Jharkhand

Adani Group mulls Rs 50-K crore investment in Jharkhand

Adani Group is looking to invest Rs 50,000 crore for producing urea, methane, power and substitute natural gas (SNG) in Jharkhand.

No shortage of urea in Punjab: Agriculture Minister

The Punjab government on Tuesday said there is no shortage of urea for the ongoing crop season, asking farmers not to be worried as the state has arranged adequate quantity of the fertiliser to meet their demands.

New urea policy will help bridge demand-supply gap, says ICRA

The government's gas pooling and the new comprehensive urea policy are positives for the overall fertiliser industry and will help in bridging the demand-supply gap, rating agency ICRA said in a report.

India to become self-reliant in urea in 4 years: Ananth Kumar

The country will become self-reliant in urea and fertiliser in the next four years and is aiming to become the steel hub of the world, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Ananth Kumar said.

Gas price pooling to urea units to be effective from July 1

Gas price pooling to make available feedstock fuel to urea making fertiliser plants at a uniform rate will come into effect from July 1, the Oil Ministry said.

Govt to invest Rs 10,500 crores on urea plants in Jharkhand, Assam

The Cabinet on Thursday approved revival of closed urea plant in Sindri, Jharkhand, and setting up of a new fertiliser plant in Namrup in Assam at a total investment of Rs 10,500 crore.

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.

Cabinet clears new urea policy, to cut subsidy by Rs 4,800 crore

The government on Wednesday approved a new urea policy aiming to increase domestic production by 2 million tonnes and reduce its subsidy bill by over Rs 4,800 crore annually, but decided not to raise retail prices.

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.

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.

Govt lifts curbs on industrial urea imports

The commerce ministry Tuesday notified the decision to do away with restrictions on imports of industrial and technical grade urea, a move aimed at improving ease of doing business and checking diversion of urea.

India to add 10 MT urea capacity; invest Rs 60K cr: Govt

India, a net importer of urea, is set to become an exporting nation in the next 5 years with an addition of 10 million tonnes (MT) in fertiliser production capacity at an estimated investment of Rs 60,000 crore, Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar said Thursday.

Urea imports up 23% to 87.49 lakh tonne FY'15

India's urea imports increased 23 percent to 87.49 lakh tonnes last fiscal on higher demand, according to an official data.