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What India needs to do to reduce its fertiliser bill

June 24, 2022 8:48 am

G Ravi Prasad and Harish Damodaran write: India cannot sustain the current cost of fertiliser imports and needs to cap its consumption of urea, DAP and MOP

Panel suggests fertiliser subsidy rate based on March prices

April 20, 2022 7:56 am

In Union Budget 2022-23, the government has allocated a combined amount of Rs 1.09 lakh crore for fertiliser subsidy — Rs 42,000 crore for P&K fertiliser and Rs 67,187 lakh crore for urea — which is lower than last year’s figure of Rs 1.62 lakh crore.

Amid DAP shortages, sales of complex fertilisers soar

December 02, 2021 7:24 am

🔴 Sales of both DAP and MOP have taken a huge knock in the ongoing planting season due to skyrocketing global prices, resulting in reduced imports.

Punjab never raised demand of setting up another fertiliser unit: Agriculture minister

November 13, 2021 10:08 am

Though the minister said strict action will be taken against black marketers and asked the agriculture department to stay alert, it took farmers three days to get an FIR lodged against pesticide dealers of Jalalabad, while no arrests have taken place till now.

Fertiliser stocks dip as global prices surge, farmers are hit hard

October 17, 2021 7:30 am

DAP and MOP stocks now down to less than half of last year.

Rabi season, polls ahead: fertiliser stocks deplete after dip in imports

September 02, 2021 7:26 am

This comes ahead of the ensuing rabi planting season from October-November and also Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand, scheduled for February-March.

Gujarat: Rise in fertiliser prices worries farmers ahead of Kharif season

May 07, 2021 5:42 am

To make matters worse, the prices of diesel, that powers tractors and irrigation pumps, have also shot up.

Rollback of fertiliser price hikes unlikely as Centre keeps subsidy rates unchanged

April 10, 2021 5:52 am

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (Iffco) Wednesday raised its maximum retail price (MRP) for DAP from Rs 24,000 to Rs 38,000 per tonne.

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.

Govt for January 1 rollout of fertiliser DBT despite ministry raising red flag

July 07, 2017 8:10 am

Sources said this deadline was conveyed by the Cabinet Secretariat last month and could be aimed at dovetailing the subsidy payout with the government’s plan to align the financial continued on year with the calendar year