Additional Subsidy on Chemical Fertilizers

The Government continues to provide Urea to the farmers at a fixed price of Rs 5360 PMT, which is much below its delivered cost. The difference in the normated delivered cost and Maximum Retail Price (MRP) is paid as subsidy by the Government. As regards Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers, the Government is implementing Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Policy w.e.f. 1.4.2010. Under this policy, a fixed amount of subsidy, decided on annual basis, is provided on P&K fertilizers covered under the scheme.

Since the country is nearly fully dependent on imports in P&K fertilizers either in the form of finished fertilizers or their raw material and subsidy being fixed, its international price affects the prices of fertilizers in the country.

The prices of P&K fertilizers in last three years have mainly increased due to fluctuation in its international prices and also due to depreciation of Indian rupee vis a vis USD. Apart from above, there is no proposal to provide any additional subsidy on chemical fertilizers.

Related Topics  Information Network for Animal Productivity & Health (INAPH)
Raja Raja Cholan
About Raja Raja Cholan 659 Articles
Trainer & Mentor for aspirants preparing for civil service examination

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.