fertilisers

Fertiliser makers want government to raise urea price


September 20th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Fertiliser producers Thursday urged the government to cut the subsidy on urea and raise the same on phosphate and potash-based fertilisers for a balanced use ... Read more...

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CAG raps GAIL for undue benefit to private power producers


September 4th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India's official auditor Tuesday hauled up gas utility GAIL India for giving undue benefit of over Rs.246 crore to private power producers by supplying natural ... Read more...

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Sikkim aims to become ‘fully organic’ by 2015 (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Aug 20 (IANS) Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a ... Read more...

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Sikkim aims to become ‘fully organic’ by 2015 (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Aug 20 (IANS) Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a ... Read more...

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Patnaik for ‘constant’ price of fertilisers


August 14th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday asked the central government to maintain a constant price of fertilisers to protect the farmers from exploitation."There has been a ... Read more...

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‘Selenium cuts down risk of cancer’


July 31st, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) The body uses selenium, a mineral vital for good health, to make 'selenoproteins' which protect cells from damage. The mineral's consumption cuts down chances of developing ... Read more...

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Morocco looking for more joint ventures with India: Ambassador (Interview-Second Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Morocco, the North African nation that supplies the bulk of India's needs for phosphate, a key ingredient in fertilisers, is looking for expansion in ties ... Read more...

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Government postpones urea price hike


June 14th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The government Thursday deferred a proposal to hike the retail price of urea by 10 percent for this financial year.The hike was proposed by ... Read more...

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Mango exports from Pakistan goes down


May 26th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) Exports of mangoes from Pakistan will suffer this year as production has been low compared to last year.Pakistan annually produces 1.7-1.8 million tonnes of mangoes. But ... Read more...

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Eating wisely can lower carbon footprint: Study (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Consumers can help curb greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the quantity of food they buy, serve and waste, a study says.According to the study conducted at ... Read more...

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Eating wisely can lower carbon footprint: Study


May 14th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Some 360,000 tonnes of milk poured down kitchen sinks in Britain creates a carbon footprint equivalent to exhaust emissions of 20,000 cars annually, or 100,000 tonnes ... Read more...

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UP to launch soil testing project Monday


May 5th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will launch a project Monday for testing the health of the soil across the state, an agriculture department official said here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Bihar’s Srividhi campaign arouses interest in other states


April 16th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 16 (IANS) The SRI (System of Rice Intensification) organic method of paddy cultivation that has been successfully employed in Bihar has aroused interest in other states as well, ... Read more...

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Fertiliser use spikes greenhouse gas


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) Increasing reliance on fertilisers has caused a dramatic spike in atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O), a major greenhouse gas contributing to global climate change, says a new ... Read more...

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Sonia blames Mayawati for swindling of NHRM funds


February 26th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 26 (IANS) In a frontal attack on Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday pointedly blamed the state government for ... Read more...

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‘Pay subsidies directly to beneficiaries to plug leaks’


February 24th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) To ensure subsidies and welfare schemes reach the intended recipients and there is no siphoning off of funds, a government-appointed committee Thursday recommended that ... Read more...

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India keen on long-term fertiliser supplies from Belarus


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India and Belarus Wednesday concluded two-days of foreign office consultations here, during which New Delhi conveyed its interest in a long-term arrangement for potash fertiliser ... Read more...

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Six PPP port projects to be sanctioned this year: Vasan


February 20th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The government will award about six public-private-partnership (PPP) projects in the port sector this fiscal, including a project of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Shipping ... Read more...

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India pushes for long-term deal for fertilisers from Belarus


February 1st, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) India is interested in having a long-term agreement with Belarus to secure supplies of potash fertiliser, the demand for which has risen sharply in the ... Read more...

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Austrian firm picks up 25 percent equity stake in GP Energy


January 30th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Gussing Renewable Energy (GRE), an Austrian renewable energy solutions company, has picked up 25 percent equity stake in city-based GP Energy, a biomass gasification systems manufacturing ... Read more...

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Pakistani growers oppose basmati rice export to India


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistani rice growers have opposed basmati rice exports to India, saying this will give an upper hand to their main competitors in determining basmati's international price ... Read more...

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CPI-M counters Mamata claim on farmer suicides


January 19th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Contesting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that not a single farmer has committed suicide in West Bengal because of agricultural debt, the opposition Communist ... Read more...

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Coromandel SQM completes water soluble fertiliser plant


January 11th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Coromandel SQM (India), a joint venture between Coromandel International Limited and SQM, the world's premier water soluble fertiliser manufacturer, Wednesday announced the completion of India's first ... Read more...

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Probe farmers’ suicides, Congress tells Mamata


December 26th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) The Congress' West Bengal Pradesh unit Sunday urged the Mamata Banerjee government to order a detailed probe into reports of farmers' suicides, and expressed concern ... Read more...

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Industrialisation contaminating lakes with nitrogen


December 19th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Generated by industrialisation, nitrogen has been polluting lakes far and wide, some thousands of kilometres from the nearest city. Twenty-five out of the 36 lakes under ... Read more...

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Indian fertiliser makers looking to buy mines in Africa


December 11th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Faced with increasing demand and rising cost of importing raw material, the Indian fertiliser industry is eying mineral assets in Africa."Today there is a possibility ... Read more...

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Fertiliser industry wants $20 bn for overseas assets


December 7th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) To control the high cost of importing potash and phosphates for the domestic fertiliser industry, manufacturers have asked for creation of a $20 billion sovereign ... Read more...

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Bengal farmers to be paid by cheque to avoid fleecing: Mamata


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dankuni (West Bengal), Dec 2 (IANS) Farmers in West Bengal will henceforth be paid through cheque for the grain procured from them by the government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Concerned over possible hike in medicine prices: Jena


November 29th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The government Tuesday expressed its concern over a likely increase in prices of medicines by international companies which are eyeing Indian firms after being allowed ... Read more...

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Mayawati trying to misguide people: SP


November 15th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) Tuesday said the Mayawati government's proposal to divide Uttar Pradesh into four states would neither lead to better development or better ... Read more...

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Union Minister Alagiri chargesheeted in assault case


August 26th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu police Thursday filed a chargesheet against union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers M.K. Alagiri for allegedly assaulting an official on election duty and a ... Read more...

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Thousands of Congress activists arrested in Tripura


August 19th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 19 (IANS) Over 7,000 Congress activists were arrested in Tripura Friday for participating in a civil disobedience stir in support of their 25-point demands, including curbing corruption."Over 7,000 ... Read more...

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CBI continues searches in Jagan, Emaar cases


August 19th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) For the second day Friday, the CBI continued its searches at offices and homes of those believed involved in alleged illegal assets of Y.S. ... Read more...

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Fertiliser bomb fears persist despite ammonium nitrate ban


August 9th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India has banned the open sale of ammonium nitrate, found to have been used most recently in the Mumbai triple explosions, but experts are concerned ... Read more...

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Second green revolution needed for food security: President


August 6th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) India needs to usher in a second green revolution to meet the challenge of ensuring food security for all, President Pratibha Patil said Saturday. "We need ... Read more...

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