Urea Current Affairs, GK & News

Additional fertilizer subsidy of Rs 1.10 lakh crore

Union Finance Minister recently announced that the government will provide an additional fertilizer subsidy of Rs 1.10 lakh crore to protect farmers from the rise in fertilizer prices. What will be the total fertilizer subsidy? With the recent announcement, the government’s total fertilizer subsidy will reach Rs 2.15 lakh crore in the current financial year ..

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Hydrogen production by Urea electrolysis

An electro-catalyst system for hydrogen production by urea electrolysis was developed by Indian Scientists. Urea electrolysis Scientists from the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science & Technology developed the Nickel oxide (NiOx) based system for production of hydrogen from electro-oxidation of urea. Traditionally, hydrogen is ..

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IFFCO to launch Nano Urea

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) will launch Nitrogen fertilizer-based Nano Urea in market in June 2021. Highlights A 500-ml Nano Urea is equivalent to 45kg of normal urea. 500 ml urea costs around 240 rupees. Apart from that, it will reduce input cost of farmers by 15% and cultivation will increase the yield by about ..

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Cabinet approves Subsidy for Urea produced via Coal Gasification

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved subsidy for Urea that are to be produced by TFL. TFL is a state-run fertilizer plant. It is Talcher Fertilizer Plant. About the Plant The TFL is to commission a new fertilizer plant in Odisha. This plant will produce urea through coal gasification. The Government of India ..

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CCEA approves removal of ambiguities in Modified NPS-III

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has recently approved the proposal of Department of fertilizers to remove ambiguities in the Modified New Pricing Scheme -III (NPS-III) in determining the fixed costs for the urea units. The Modified NPS-III was notified on 2nd April, 2014 but it has not been implemented. This approval will result in ..

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Status on Indian Coffee report released

The Status of Indian Coffee report was released in early December highlighting one of the biggest crisis situation faced by the Karnataka coffee belt. The Karnataka Growers’ Federation reported that the state production has dropped by 40%. Karnataka accounts for 70% of the total national production of coffee which stands at about 3.2 lakh tonnes. ..

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