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If hurried, plant nutrition Bill could go the farm Act way, fears industry

The fertiliser industry feels policies and parameters for granting fertiliser subsidies have a direct impact on plant nutrition, management, and soil health

Govt may rationalise urea price, disincentivise chemical fertilisers
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The industry also felt some definitions in the draft Act needed a rethink while any move to stifle the e-commerce channel for marketing fertilisers should be resisted

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
The fertiliser industry is of the view that the draft Integrated Plant Nutrition Management Bill, 2022, floated a few weeks ago, could meet the same fate as the repealed farm Acts if the government hurries with the legislation without proper debate by all stakeholders, including farmers and state governments.

The draft, which has been put up for public consultation, seeks to regulate the pricing, movement, distribution, import, and storage of fertilisers in the country to ensure their balanced use in the country. The draft, which seeks to incorporate several existing provisions of the Fertiliser Control Order (FCO) and the Fertiliser Movement

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First Published: Feb 24 2022 | 6:10 AM IST

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