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GoI to launch Farmers’ Movement on Integrated Soil Nutrient Management

On May 6, 2020, the Union Minister of Agriculture Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has called for farmers’ movement to integrate soil nutrient management. The announcement was made during progress review of Soil Health Programme. Highlights The Farmer movement is to be launched by the Ministry of Agriculture. It will include soil testing and campaigns addressing ..

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Nutrient Based Subsidy Scheme

The CCEA recently approved the fixing of NBS rates for phosphatic and potassic fertilizers for the period 2020-21. About NBS Scheme Nutrient Based Subsidy Scheme was introduced in 2010 and is applicable to potassic (K based) and phosphatic (P based) fertilizers. It is implemented by the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. Under this program, ..

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Union Cabinet approves Nutrient Based Subsidy

On April 22, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to fix Nutrient Based Subsidies for Phosphatic Potassic fertilizers. Highlights The cabinet also approved the use of complex fertilizer namely Ammonium Phosphate. The expenditure to be spent on the subsidy of the fertilizer is expected to be Rs 22,186 crores. The nitrogenous fertilizers are to be provided ..

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What is Modified New Pricing Scheme-III?

The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi recently gave its nod to remove ambiguities in Modified New Pricing Scheme-III. This was done to determine the costs of urea units. Modified New Pricing Scheme The Modified NPS scheme-III was launched in 2014. So far, there have been four NPS schemes. The latest NPS-3 scheme was modified ..

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Facts Box: Methanotrophic Bacteria Culture first time in India

The Agharkar Research Institute of Pune has isolated 45 strains of methanotrophic bacteria. These bacteria are capable of reducing methane emissions in rice plants. Highlights Apart from isolating the strains, the scientists have also created methanotrophic culture. The isolated bacteria were from southern and western India. What are Methanotrophs? Methanotrophs are environmental organisms that have ..

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