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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Fertilizer production to touch 245 lakh mt this fiscal: Min

The Indian Government has said that the fertiliser production will touch 245 lakh mt this fiscal as against 225 lakh mt last year. Commenting on the issue, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Anant Kumar told the media, "About half-a-dozen closed fertiliser plants are made functional and are going for production soon. First of them would be Gorakhpur plant of Uttar Pradesh which would start production in 2-3 days." “There will be no stoppage of subsidy to farmers as "it is necessary for strengthening the agriculture sector. We will continue to give subsidy on fertilisers," he added. The Minister asserted that there would be no shortage of urea this year and ruled out any scope for black marketing. As per reports, the Government is planning to introduce 'Khanij Kalyan Yojna' in mining areas of the country.