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As kharif season sets in, India eyes long-term fertiliser contracts

Set to sign long-term contracts with Morocco and Latin American countries to ensure steady flow

Fertilizers, Farmers
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India is heavily dependent on foreign countries to meet its requirement of fertilisers, importing almost a quarter of its total requirement and 100 per cent for potash and phosphate.

Asit Ranjan Mishra New Delhi
As the kharif season is setting in, India is scrambling to source fertilisers from the international market.

It is set to sign long-term contracts — especially with Morocco and Latin American countries — to ensure steady flow of supplies.

“We have to source fertilisers wherever it is available because crops have to be secured. We are ready to enter into long-term contracts with Morocco as well as Latin American countries. The problem is that prices are very high,” a senior government official said.  

The kharif cropping season starts with the onset of the southwest monsoon in the Indian subcontinent. The

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First Published: May 31 2022 | 6:10 AM IST

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