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  • Fertiliser shortfall may persist despite a record subsidy payout Dec 02, 2021 09:41 AM IST

    Fertiliser shortfall may persist despite a record subsidy payout

    A rapid rise in gas prices drove up production costs even as major producers curbed exports, crimping supplies and making farmers unhappy

  • EXPLAINED | Fertiliser shortage before rabi sowing season in rice bowl Oct 18, 2021 07:17 AM IST

    EXPLAINED | Fertiliser shortage before rabi sowing season in rice bowl

    Farmers from some of the biggest agricultural states including Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Karnataka are facing a severe shortage, mainly of Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP) fertilizers.

  • Fertiliser sales jump 83% to 111.61 lakh tonnes in April-June: Govt Jul 03, 2020 09:20 PM IST

    Fertiliser sales jump 83% to 111.61 lakh tonnes in April-June: Govt

    Urea sales increased by 67 per cent to 64.82 lakh tonnes while the demand for DAP jumped two-folds to 22.46 lakh tonnes during the period under review.

  • Comment | Gadkari’s urine-to-urea idea is no laughing matter Mar 06, 2019 09:50 AM IST

    Comment | Gadkari’s urine-to-urea idea is no laughing matter

    We could use the urine storage idea to fix our sewage systems

  • Existing energy norms to continue for 2 years for 14 urea units: Govt Mar 21, 2018 09:50 PM IST

    Existing energy norms to continue for 2 years for 14 urea units: Govt

    Under the new urea policy 2015, 27 urea units were to meet the energy efficiency norms by the end of this fiscal. Out of which, only 11 urea units have mostly achieved the target.

  • Urea to be sold in 45-kg bag from this month Mar 05, 2018 02:10 PM IST

    Urea to be sold in 45-kg bag from this month

    The price is determined on the basis of government's fixed price of Rs 5,360 per tonne. The Centre bears the difference between the maximum retail price (MRP) and cost of production.

  • Urea imports down by 7.25% in April-October Dec 04, 2017 01:19 PM IST

    Urea imports down by 7.25% in April-October

    The world's second largest urea consumer had, in contrast, imported 4 MT of the commodity in the first seven months of the last financial year. About 5-7 MT of urea is imported annually as domestic output is lower than the demand of 32 MT.

  • Odisha government to provide support for establishment of new urea unit Sep 01, 2017 02:43 PM IST

    Odisha government to provide support for establishment of new urea unit

    "Government of India will set up a new fertilizer manufacturing unit at the premises of the old plant of the FCI in Talcher. The state government will provide required support for setting up the new urea unit," chief secretary A P Padhi said after a high-level meeting with CEO of the Talcher fertiliser plant JS Saini.

  • Urea imports fall 35% in FY'17; may remain flat this fiscal Jul 18, 2017 04:54 PM IST

    Urea imports fall 35% in FY'17; may remain flat this fiscal

    The country imported 84.74 lakh tonnes in 2015-16, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

  • Urea output may decline marginally to 24.3 mn tons in 2016-17 Apr 04, 2017 02:26 PM IST

    Urea output may decline marginally to 24.3 mn tons in 2016-17

    "Urea production may be less by 2,00,000 tonnes in 2016-17. Import parity price (IPP) has come down, making domestic production less competitive," a senior Fertiliser Ministry official told PTI.

  • Will increase production if urea policy gets implemented: Zuari Agro Mar 31, 2017 11:25 AM IST

    Will increase production if urea policy gets implemented: Zuari Agro

    There is a cabinet meet today to discuss a change in the urea subsidy policy.

  • Govt plans to clear fertiliser subsidy arrears soon: Minister Dec 01, 2016 10:04 AM IST

    Govt plans to clear fertiliser subsidy arrears soon: Minister

    With banks flushed with money after demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar said the government was looking at providing loans to the industry at a reasonable rate through special banking arrangement.

  • Maharashtra inks MoU for coal-based urea plant in Chandrapur Oct 07, 2016 08:26 AM IST

    Maharashtra inks MoU for coal-based urea plant in Chandrapur

    With total investment of Rs 6,500 crore, the plant is set to come up at Bhadravati tehsil of the district, which has major stocks of coal, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.

  • Will achieve record production of 38 lakh tonne: NFL Sep 12, 2016 12:41 PM IST

    Will achieve record production of 38 lakh tonne: NFL

    The company is on course to achieve previous year's record production of 38 lakh tonne and Manoj Mishra, CMD of NFL expects to better that number this year.

  • Tata Chemical sells urea biz to Yara for Rs 2,670 crore Aug 10, 2016 12:10 PM IST

    Tata Chemical sells urea biz to Yara for Rs 2,670 crore

    The deal, on slump basis, will be completed in next 9-12 months, Tata Chemicals have informed the exchanges.

  • Urea production likely to set new record at 25.5 MT in FY17 Jun 15, 2016 07:04 PM IST

    Urea production likely to set new record at 25.5 MT in FY17

    "We are continuously working on improving the efficiency. At present, all 30 urea plants -- public and private -- are operating at 120 per cent capacity. Therefore, urea production is likely to increase by 1 MT to 25.5 MT," Kumar said.

  • Govt not to hike urea prices for next three years Jun 14, 2016 07:36 PM IST

    Govt not to hike urea prices for next three years

    "We have decided not to increase the urea price in the next three years," the union minister told reporters here.

  • Mangalore Chem shuts urea plant due to water shortage, down 4% May 10, 2016 09:56 AM IST

    Mangalore Chem shuts urea plant due to water shortage, down 4%

    The company has informed that, due to non-availability of water, the urea production is stopped from May 7, 2016 and the production will resume once the water is available.

  • Indian fertiliser firms pick Iranian partner for urea plant May 10, 2016 08:52 AM IST

    Indian fertiliser firms pick Iranian partner for urea plant

    A consortium of state-owned Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF), Gujrat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals (GNFC) and Gujarat Chemicals and Fertilizers (GSFC) looks to set up a gas-based urea/ammonia making plant in Iran.

  • Optimistic about posting operating profit in FY17: FACT May 03, 2016 01:54 PM IST

    Optimistic about posting operating profit in FY17: FACT

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Jaiveer Srivastava, CMD of state-run fertiliser company FACT says, the fertilisers industry, particularly urea, has benefited from certainty and uniform volumes of gas, the key raw material, coupled with stable pricing.

  • DBT, gas price fall to reduce subsidy burden: NFL Apr 04, 2016 09:39 AM IST

    DBT, gas price fall to reduce subsidy burden: NFL

    Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Manoj Mishra, CMD of NFL said that production capacity beyond 100 percent will now also be viable due to lower gas prices.

  • RCF likely to get PIB clearance for Rs 5,500 cr urea plant Feb 21, 2016 04:20 PM IST

    RCF likely to get PIB clearance for Rs 5,500 cr urea plant

    As per the proposal, an ammonia-urea plant will be set up at Thal in Maharashtra with a capacity of 1.27 million tonnes per annum at the company's current manufacturing location.

  • Urea imports up by 11% to 81.25 lakh tonnes Feb 17, 2016 08:36 PM IST

    Urea imports up by 11% to 81.25 lakh tonnes

    Urea is a controlled fertiliser and is sold at a fixed selling price of Rs 5,360 per tonne. The difference between cost of production and selling price is paid as a subsidy to the manufacturers.

  • Urea imports surge 16% to 56.56 lakh tonnes in Apr-Nov Dec 14, 2015 03:27 PM IST

    Urea imports surge 16% to 56.56 lakh tonnes in Apr-Nov

    The government imports urea through three canalising agencies - STC, MMTC and IPL. Besides, India also has an offtake agreement with Oman- based fertiliser firm OMIFCO, which is a joint venture between domestic cooperatives such as IFFCO, Kribhco and Oman Oil company SAOC.

  • Top 10 policy reforms that rocked 2015 Dec 11, 2015 05:39 PM IST

    Top 10 policy reforms that rocked 2015

    Crucial bills such as the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill and the Land Bill may not see the light of the day in 2015, but the government most definitely was not sitting idle

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