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India's fertiliser subsidy may go up by 55% to record Rs 2.5 trillion

The government will not increase retail prices of urea and also provide adequate subsidies to ensure that the maximum retail prices of non-urea fertilisers remain at the present level, sources said

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Mansukh Mandaviya is likely to visit many countries, including Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Morocco soon to secure imports for both short and long term

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India’s fertiliser subsidy bill is likely to shoot up by 55 per cent to record Rs 2.5 trillion this fiscal as the government will provide additional funds to make up for the spike in cost from higher import price, top sources said on Thursday. 

The government will ensure that there is no shortage of fertilisers in the country during the kharif (summer-sown) and rabi (winter-sown) season and it is already in talks with major global producers to import key soil nutrients, they added. 

According to the sources, Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya is likely to visit many countries,

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First Published: Apr 29 2022 | 1:24 AM IST

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