Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: Fertilisers

Old schemes, now with ‘PM’ branding — what is govt’s ‘One Nation One Fertiliser’ initiative

Under new scheme, both public & private sector companies will be required to sell subsidised fertilisers under a single brand name, in uniform bags displaying scheme branding.

With enough fertiliser supplies to last ‘rest of year’, India set to buck global price rise

India, one of the top 4 buyers of urea, has provisioned 287 lakh metric tonnes for next 7 months. This comes as Russia's war on Ukraine has caused shortage of fertlisers.

Modi govt’s steps to fight inflation will help, but there’s a risk of unintended consequences

The measures have been imposed to insulate the domestic market from higher international prices. But they could reduce incentives for producers to expand production in the long run.

Sri Lanka’s tea farmers can’t afford fertiliser, can’t get paid enough, can’t make govt listen

Revenue loss from export crops like tea played a big part in Sri Lanka's rapid economic decline. For descendants of Tamil-bonded labourers, life is more difficult now.

Liberate Indian soil from chemical fertilisers, PM Modi says at natural farming conclave

Fertilisers helped raise agricultural production and led to the Green Revolution, but there is a need to keep looking for alternatives, PM Modi said.

How Sri Lanka’s flip to organic farming has now caused row with China over fertiliser crisis

A Sri Lankan bank withheld payment to China’s Qingdao Seawin Group after its fertiliser samples were allegedly found to host harmful bacteria. China has now blacklisted the bank.

Modi govt likely to approve additional fertiliser subsidy of Rs 28,600 cr

The proposal will partly offset the increase in international prices of DAP and nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilisers.

It’s too late for recycling alone to resolve the global plastic crisis. Here’s why

The truth about recycling is murky. Just because a product features the symbol, it’s not certain that it will be recycled, especially when it's plastic.

Low reservoir levels coupled with depletion of fertiliser stocks threaten rabi season sowing

The water level in reservoirs in major agrarian states has plunged due to deficit rainfall. Meanwhile, soaring global fertiliser prices have led to a fall in imports.

Lip balm, mouthwash, fertiliser — why chemical companies have become stock market winners

A rising global appetite for specialty chemicals in automobiles and cosmetics amid pandemic recovery has made chemical industry in India an important player in global supply chain.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File photo/ANI)

Gujarat can make AAP national party but only Congress can set up Modi vs Kejriwal in 2024

AAP needs to win just two seats in Gujarat to become a national party. But it will take much more for Kejriwal to become Modi's principal challenger in 2024.
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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.