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Fertigation in Agriculture

Fertigation combines both fertilization and irrigation. Many plants need supplemental nutrients that are not found in the soil. So, fertilizers are added into an irrigation system. These fertilizers are dissolved completely in irrigation water in advance, kept in stock tanks, and then delivered to soil. Fertigation is a combination of any of the following: ammonium ..

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Lock Down: Agriculture and allied activities exempted

On March 28, 2020, the Union Agriculture Minister announced that agriculture and farming related activities have been exempted from Lock Down. This was introduced in the second addendum introduced by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Highlights Under the second addendum issued by the Home Ministry towards the lock down, the following categories have been exempted ..

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February 19: Soil Health Card Day

In order to commemorate the launch of Soil Health Card Scheme, the GoI is marking Soil Health Card Day on February 19, 2020. The Soil Health Card Scheme was launched by PM Modi on February 19, 2015. Objectives The Scheme was launched in 2015 to evaluate soil fertility. It was introduced to issue soil health ..

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Urea: Make or Buy

The policymakers are pondering over a question whether it is worth “making” urea at $ 400 per tonne or more when you can import (“buy”) at under $300?. Other sections advocate for achieving self-sufficiency in this critical nitrogenous fertilizer. Why India must augment the capacity of local production? The domestic production cost also involves customs ..

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Cabinet approves MoU between India-Jordan for mining, beneficiation of Rock Phosphate

The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Jordan for mining and beneficiation of Rock Phosphate and Muriate of Phosphate (MOP). It also approved setting up production facility in Jordan for Phosphoric Acid/NPK/DAP Fertilizers with long term agreement for 100% off-take to India. The MoU will ensure consistent supply ..

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