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Near-term challenges for fertiliser sector remain: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 18:58

ICRA Research estimates a relatively moderate overall volume growth in FY15 with imports of non-urea fertilisers expected to grow by 15-20 percent in the next fiscal.

Gas price hike to set off farm or food subsidy dilemma

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:51

India's plan to double gas prices from April threatens to hit government efforts to cut its fiscal deficit, as higher production costs for the country`s most widely used fertiliser force authorities to raise either farm or food subsidies.

Indian agro-scientist develops world`s first nano-fertiliser through biosynthesis

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 13:16

An Indian agro-scientist has innovated nano-fertilisers using biosynthesis, for the first time in the world.

BJP attacks UPA govt for hike in fixed cost of urea

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 22:52

BJP on Friday attacked the UPA government for its decision to hike fixed cost of urea saying this "anti-farmer" step will adversely affect peasants.

CCEA hikes fixed cost of urea, modifies investment policy

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 09:01

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 22:34

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.

Urea price hike possible only after general elections: Ind-Ra

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 13:01

The hike in urea prices, much awaited by the fertiliser industry, may be possible only after general elections this year, a rating agency has said.

GoM recommends hike in fixed cost paid for urea

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 14:35

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.

Fertiliser cos hit by policy paralysis, subsidy pay delays

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 14:25

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.

Gas price hike likely to burden urea cos by Rs 9,000 crore

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 12:38

The hike in domestic gas price, which is expected to be implemented from April 1, 2014, may burden urea producing companies by over Rs 9,000 crore.

FertMin moves Cabinet proposal to drop assured buyback of urea

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 17:29

In January, the ministry notified the New Investment Policy (NIP) 2012 -- approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in December last year -- to incentivise manufacturers for raising domestic urea output.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 14:44

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.