FERTILISERS

  • Government to revive two fertiliser units, nod for Jagdishpur-Haldia pipeline March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday approved revival of two shut fertiliser plants in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar at an investment of up to Rs 12,000 crore and by making use of 2,000-km proposed gas pipeline from Jagdishpur to Haldia. The urea plants at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and Barauni...
  • Cabinet approves gas pooling for fertiliser sector March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to pool or average out prices of domestic natural gas and imported LNG used by fertiliser plants to make the cost of fuel uniform and affordable. Fertiliser plants consume about 42.25 million standard cubic meters per day of gas for manufacture...
  • Government may back off fertiliser subsidy reform in Budget 2015 February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Investors looking for India's budget on Saturday to tackle fertiliser subsidies are likely to be disappointed, because sources say the government plans to largely maintain the current regime. The government was widely expected to deregulate urea prices after freeing up diesel following a fall in crude prices, but two...
  • Union Budget 2015 may back off fertiliser subsidy reform February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Investors looking for India's budget on Saturday to tackle fertiliser subsidies are likely to be disappointed, because sources say the government plans to largely maintain the current regime. The government was widely expected to deregulate urea prices after freeing up diesel following a fall in crude prices, but two...
  • Budget may back off fertiliser subsidy reform February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Investors looking for India's budget on Saturday to tackle fertiliser subsidies are likely to be disappointed, because sources say the government plans to largely maintain the current regime. The government was widely expected to deregulate urea prices after freeing up diesel following a fall in crude prices, but two...
  • AAP launches 'Jai Kisan Abhiyan' in Gurgaon February 21, 2015

    Gurgaon: The Haryana unit of Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday started its 'Jai Kisan Abhiyan' from Gurgaon in protest against the recently-introduced "anti-farmer" land ordinance, and shortage of power and urea in the state. Scores of AAP activists, led by state in-charge Yogendra Yadav, gathered at Kamla Nehru Park in Gurgaon...
  • December infrastructure output grows at three-month low of 2.4 per cent February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: India's annual infrastructure output growth slowed to a three-month low of 2.4 per cent in December, mainly dragged down by a sharp slowdown in electricity, coal and cement production, government data showed on Monday. The output had expanded 6.7 per cent year-on-year in November. The infrastructure sector, which comprises coal,...
  • Enquiry would have been incomplete without investigating Manmohan Singh: Hansraj Ahir January 21, 2015

    The whistle blower in the case, current MoS Fertilisers, Hansraj Ahir has welcomed the CBI move. "Enquiry would have been incomplete without investigating Manmohan Singh," said Hansraj Ahir. ...
  • Government to set up urea plants along Rs 10 Kcrore gas pipeline September 18, 2014

    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 2,050km 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 CNBCTV18, also claimed that the government will keep power and fertiliser prices low. Here's an excerpt from the interview: CNBCTV18: 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 shortterm 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 5000crore 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 potashbased 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 antiCentre 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 16, 2012

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

    London: Miracle twins! An Argentinian woman has given birth to a recordbreaking set of twins from eggs frozen 12 years ago, providing hope to cancer survivors wanting to become parents. Fortyfiveyearold 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 audiovidual 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,...