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Policy tweaks boost India's fertiliser sector

The country's import dependence for urea stands at 20-25% of the total demand

Sanjeeb Mukherjee  |  New Delhi 

The fertiliser sector is witnessing a churn, on a scale not seen for long.   Direct benefit transfer (DBT) in sales, neem-coating of urea, pooled price of gas for urea units, changes in pricing policy and on related to subsidy payments are among some of the recent ones. All are aimed at streamlining the industry and boosting urea production, to ensure more fertiliser is made cheaper, in the highly regulated and subsidised regulated sector.   The country’s urea import dependency stands at 20-25 per cent of demand, while it is around 90 per cent for phosphates and ...

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