Fertilisers

  • Government to set up urea plants along Rs 10 K-crore gas pipeline Yesterday

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviving a Rs 10,000 crore gas pipeline to take gas to the east, Fertiliser Ministry is planning to set up two urea plants along the pipeline route. The 2,050-km pipeline from Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh to Haldia in West Bengal will pass through Varanasi,...
  • Allocate domestic natural gas to make fertiliser: FAI September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Fertilisers Association of India (FAI) on Tuesday demanded allocation of domestic natural gas to make fertilisers without any distinction of products. "There is a need for allocation of domestic gas for production of fertilisers without any distinction of products, because there is no distinction between urea and complex fertilisers...
  • Government will do its best to keep power, fertiliser prices low: Piyush Goyal June 27, 2014

    Two days after the gas pricing decision was deferred, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said that there are anomalies in the Rangarajan formula. The minister, while speaking to CNBC-TV18, also claimed that the government will keep power and fertiliser prices low. Here's an excerpt from the interview: CNBC-TV18: Power producers...
  • Crop loans worth Rs 1,000 crore disbursed in the state June 23, 2014

    Crop loans of over Rs 1,000 crore have been disbursed in Chhattisgarh during the ongoing kharif season so far. The Chhattisgarh State Cooperative Bank has set a target to disburse Rs 2,450 crore short-term crop loans through its primary agriculture cooperative committees to farmers this kharif season, an official statement said. Sums...
  • Narendra Modi to address rally in Gorakhpur on January 23 January 5, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a rally in Gorakhpur on January 23. Though the venue of the rally is yet to be finalised, police and administrative officials on Saturday inspected Fertiliser Factory ground as the proposed site. The team headed by SSP Pradip Kumar inspected the proposed site and...
  • Core infrastructure growth jumps to 8 per cent in September October 31, 2013

    Eight core infrastructure sectors that include power, coal, steel and cement, posted an impressive 8 percent growth in September, government data showed on Thursday. Electricity generation that has 10.32 percent weight in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) registered a growth of 12.6 percent during the month under review, data released...
  • Rahul bats for farmers, sees Amethi as future farm hub October 7, 2013

    Noting that farmers are suffering due to problems in the food supply chain, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, on Monday, said there is need for ensuring better compensation for the farmers against their produce. Rahul, who laid foundation stone of a mega food park in Jagdishpur here, said that right from...
  • ONGC to intensify exploration in Tripura August 14, 2013

    Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's Tripura unit would intensify exploration for supplying natural gas to Rs 5000-crore Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd in the state. "A team of Tata Consultancy Services is now preparing the feasibility report to be submitted in December this year. We are also intensifying exploration to supply gas...
  • Gas pricing: Parliament panel slams govt for increase in prices August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Parliament panel on Wednesday submitted its report on gas pricing criticizing the government's decision of doubling natural gas prices. The panel has recommended a review of the gas price hike. It also said that gas price should be linked to output cost as hike in gas price...
  • Naveen distributes free mobile phone sets among farmers June 19, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday distributed 5,000 mobile phone sets among farmers while launching the scheme. "The farmers can access the market information related to agriculture through the mobile phones," Patnaik said, adding that they would get voice calls and SMS in Odia language. Inaugurating the Digital...
  • India to cut subsidies on some fertilisers May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: India said it expects to cut the subsidies on phosphate and potash-based fertilisers by about 15 per cent in the fiscal year that began in April in an effort to rein in the fiscal deficit. In the last fiscal year, the government earmarked Rs 305.76 billion to subsidise...
  • Texas: 12 bodies recovered after fertilizer plant blast April 19, 2013

    Texas: A Texas law enforcement official says 12 bodies have been recovered following a massive explosion that leveled a fertilizer plant. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt Jason Reyes said today that about 200 people were injured in the explosion at facility Wednesday night in the small farming community of...
  • AP minister concerned over 'excessive' use of pesticides April 3, 2013

    Guntur: Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Minister Kanna Lakshmi Narayana on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the "excessive" use of fertilisers and pesticides by farmers in the state, saying the ongoing trend would reflect on the quality of soil and cost of cultivation. The minister was speaking at a meeting of agriculture scientists...
  • Vice President of Uganda meets Narendra Modi, discusses trade ties March 20, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Vice President of Uganda Edward Ssekandi on Tuesday met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and held deliberations on strengthening ties. Modi told Ssekandi, who was leading a 16-member high-level delegation from his country, that Gujarat was keen to build relations with the African nation in the fields of agriculture,...
  • Sack Alagiri over fertiliser scam: Jaya to PM January 24, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday demanded that Union Fertiliser Minister and DMK nominee MK Alagiri be sacked in connection with the alleged fertiliser subsidy scam. "According to reports, the fertiliser companies made a windfall profit of nearly Rs 1,000 crore because of the Fertiliser Ministry headed...
  • 'Should I go beat up the PM?' Mamata lashes out January 22, 2013

    Canning: Stepping up her anti-Centre tirade, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh several times to protest against fertiliser price hike but to no avail, and she could not do anymore. "I have met the prime minister ten times. I cannot...
  • Living It Up: Infertility and solutions December 25, 2012

    On this episode of Living It Up, we look at the causes of and ways to treat and overcome infertility. ...
  • Record-breaking twins born from eggs frozen 12 years ago November 19, 2012

    London: Miracle twins! An Argentinian woman has given birth to a record-breaking set of twins from eggs frozen 12 years ago, providing hope to cancer survivors wanting to become parents. Forty-five-year-old Monica Zapotoczny, from Buenos Aires, gave birth to the twins from the eggs she had frozen at the age...
  • Cabinet amends Indecent Representation of Women Act October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a slew of legislations and amendments to several existing Acts, which included the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act. The Act will now cover audio-vidual media and the Internet too. Violators can now get up to three years imprisonment and will pay a...
  • Kelkar panel suggests subsidies cut, govt says no September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Kelkar Committee on Friday recommended that the government cut subsidies in the three significant F's - food, fuel and fertiliser - in order to narrow down its fiscal deficit. The committee warned that India was on the edge of a 'fiscal precipice' and if measures were not...
  • Mamata asks PM to make fertilisers affordable July 8, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to look into the fertiliser pricing policy to keep prices of the plant nutrients at affordable levels and protect farmers' interests. "I strongly believe that the Government of India can do more in controlling fertiliser prices in...
  • Centre to hike urea prices by 10 per cent June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: In a blow to the farmers, the price of urea which is used in fertilisers is set to go up by 10 per cent. The government has planned to reduce the subsidies. A panel, led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, had last year approved a new draft urea policy,...
  • India to become self-sufficient in urea production March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Government is aiming to make India self-sufficient in urea fertiliser output in the next five years through the revival of eight closed plants, President Pratibha Patil said on Monday. The country's urea production is stagnant at around 21-22 million tonne and about 7-8 million tonne is being imported...
  • Shun IVF, sex acceptable way to conceive: Pope February 26, 2012

    London: Shun 'arrogant' artificial fertilisation treatment; sex is the 'only acceptable' way to conceive - that's Pope Benedict's message to infertile couples across the world. According to the Pontiff, artificial methods of getting pregnant, like the in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), were simply "arrogance" and matrimony was the "only place worthy of the call...
  • Is surrogacy an emerging trend in India? December 7, 2011

    Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao are among the first celebrities to talk about it openly, but how many Indians are turning to surrogacy? ...
  • Indians now turning to surrogacy? December 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao are among the first celebrities to talk about it openly, but how many Indians are turning to surrogacy? Or even know about the possibilities of IVF? It's a pressing issue given that 30 million couples in India struggle with infertility. A boon to...
  • No problem if there's growth: Murugappa Group November 2, 2011

    A Vellayan (Murugappa group) Age: 58 Profile: Chairman of Chennai-based Murugappa Group Rank: 55 Family wealth: $ 1.02 billion Insights: - Wants to stick to values such as integrity and trust - But says decision making will have to be faster Sometime in 1945, AMM Vellayan, the second son of AM Murugappa Chettiar, went back to Burma to...
  • Mayawati's fresh letter to PM over fertilisers October 18, 2011

    Lucknow: Terming the supply of fertilisers from the Centre as 'insufficient', Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday shot off a fresh letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to bridge the gap between demand and supply. "The Chief Minister has requested the Prime Minster to ensure timely supply of...
  • Indian tycoon accused of corporate frauds in Aus October 7, 2011

    Melbourne: Indian-origin tycoon Pankaj Oswal has been accused of one of Australia's biggest corporate frauds for siphoning an additional $113 million out of his Burrup Fertilisers, according to court documents. The 'Further Amended Statement of Claim' was filed in the WA Federal Court in July by receivers PPB Advisory on behalf...
  • Fertiliser shortage forces Andhra farmers to loot September 16, 2010

    Hyderabad: There is anger and despair among farmers in Andhra Pradesh, which is pushing them to defy the law. An acute shortage of fertiliser has forced them into looting trucks and shops. “The dealer says he is not getting anything from the government so there is no stock. We are...