Fertilizers in India

October 10, 2015

Neem Coated Urea

Before we move to the government policy on Neem Coated Urea, we need to understand what is Neem coated Urea and what are its advantages vis-a-vis uncoated urea. Understanding Nitrogen Efficiency With 46% N content, Urea is the most popular…

October 10, 2015

Gas Price Pooling Policy 2015

From July 1, 2015; there is a 'Gas price pooling' mechanism in place in India. Under this scheme; the price of domestic natural gas is averaged or pooled with the cost of imported LNG to create a uniform rate for…

October 10, 2015

Efforts of UPA Government to Increase Urea Production in India

In 2010-11, India consumed around 31 Million tonnes of Urea, out of which 22 million tonnes was produced at home and rest 8 million tonnes was imported. Urea demand during 2017-18 is projected to be about 34 million tonnes and…

October 10, 2015

Key Facts About Fertilizer Subsidy Policy in India

Fertilizer subsidy is the difference between the retention price of fertilizers and the price at which fertilizers are made available to consumers. The difference is paid to industry as subsidy. Fertilisers, after oil and food, account for the third-biggest share…

October 10, 2015

Production and Consumption of Fertilizers in India

Although India has diverse types of soil but most of them are deficient in nitrogen and phosphorus. Over the years, the increased usage of chemical fertilizers has played a significant role in increasing the farm productivity. However, the current trends…

October 10, 2015

Straight, Complex and Mixed Fertilizers

The straight fertilizers are those fertilizers which supply only one primary plant nutrient, either N or P or K. On this basis, the fertilizers can be straight nitrogenous, straight Phosphatic or straight Potash fertilizers. For example, Urea provides only N…

October 10, 2015

Elemental Proportion in NPK Fertilizers

Any natural or synthetic material added to soil to provide plant nutrients is called Fertilizer. Fertilizers are available in the market in liquid, solid as well as gaseous form (e.g. anhydrous ammonia). All chemical fertilizers available in the market are…

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Soil Health Card Scheme

This scheme was originally launched by UPA Government in 2007-08 under the integrated soil management initiative. But this scheme made little progress in the UPA regime. In 8 years (by March 2013) only around 50 Lakh Soil Health Cards were…

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Understanding the Soil Health card

Soil Health card is the report card of the soil which provides all one need to know about the quality of soil. It gives comprehensive information about the soil from nutrient content in the soil, type of soil, fertilizer required,…