Wednesday, December 2, 2015

India to Soon Become Urea Surplus State
Urea Fertilizer - The Indian Government has said that India will soon become a urea surplus state from a deficit state and start exporting it. Commenting on the issue, Union Fertilizer Minister Ananth Kumar, “The country will produce 20 lakh tonnes additional urea this year after a number of pro-active steps, including revival of defunct fertilizer plants, taken by the Government.” "We will soon become a urea surplus country from a urea deficit country as we are going to produce 20 lakh tonnes additional urea this year. We will start exporting urea soon," he added. The Minister also added that there was no crisis of fertilizer anywhere in the country and all states and union territories were satisfied with its availability. Further, to ensure adequate availability of fertilizers, the Government has taken a number of steps that include assessment of month-wise demand, regular monitoring of movement of all major subsidised fertilizers throughout the country by a web-based monitoring system besides other