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fertiliser industry


Centre directs fertiliser firms not to hike MRP of non-urea fertilisers; sell at old rates

April 09, 2021 3:33 pm

A direction in this regard was issued to fertiliser companies in a high-level meeting on Thursday in the wake of an increase in domestic retail prices of non-urea soil nutrients in line with the global market.

Rs 65,000 crore booster for fertiliser industry, to help clear subsidy dues

November 13, 2020 9:12 am

Fertiliser companies were owed around Rs 48,000 crore subsidy dues at the start of the current fiscal.

August push: Monsoon recovery spurs nutrient sales

August 29, 2019 7:00 am

Monsoon rains have recharged the groundwater and filled up reservoirs. That, along with companies reducing prices, should help prop fertiliser demand.

Farm error

April 11, 2016 12:01 am

Forcing healthy PSUs to revive fertiliser plants won’t help industry or agriculture. Government must deregulate pricing.

Fertiliser subsidy dues may cross Rs 45K cr by March 2016

December 02, 2015 1:18 am

The current fiscal started with a backlog of Rs 40,000 crore as arrears from previous years.

Choice to the farmer

December 24, 2014 3:29 am

But a cash transfer policy for fertiliser subsidy must include those at the bottom of the pyramid.

A fertile mess

December 11, 2014 9:39 am

Administered prices and subsidy policies have landed the fertiliser industry in trouble. It is time to decontrol and unshackle.

Govt considers urea price hike to curb fertiliser subsidies

June 10, 2014 1:41 am

Fertilisers minister Ananth Kumar has backed the measure, sources said, bolstering its chances of being implemented.