Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: Fertilisers

What is nano urea? India’s ‘21st century’ product aiming to revolutionise world agriculture

Nano urea liquid is expected to potentially replace 13.7 million tonnes of conventional urea usage by 2023. IFFCO has also started field trials of the nano version of DAP fertiliser.

How govt prevented a farming crisis by increasing DAP fertiliser subsidy as global prices soar

Di-ammonium phosphate fertilisers are the second most popular in India after urea, and on 19 May, govt decided to increase the subsidy on them by 140%.

Days after small savings rollback, govt now presses pause on rise in prices of key fertilisers

The decision comes days before major rice-producing states — including West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Assam, where assembly elections are under way — kick off kharif sowing.

Study busts wheat myth, says modern varieties don’t rely on chemicals more than older ones

The study, published this week, involved comparison between 200 wheat varieties, cultivated over 50 years in different conditions and varying chemical input.

8 core industries grew slowest in 16 months due to fall in output of crude oil & fertilisers

Crude oil and fertiliser production recorded negative growth of 3.5 per cent and 8.1 per cent, respectively in November 2018.

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.