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22/12/2017

Today Agri News (fertilizer)

Year End Review- 2017 


MINISTRY OF CHEMICALS & FERTILIZER 



DEPARTMENT OF FERTILIZERS

 (1UREA PRICING POLICY – 2015: - 
New Urea Policy – 2015 was notified on 25th May, 2015:- 
  1.     to maximize indigenous urea production;
  2.    to promote energy efficiency in the urea units; and
  3.   to rationalize the subsidy burden on the Government of India 
  •   Concession based pricing upto Reassessed Capacity (RACbased on cost-plus approachMRP fixed at Rs 5360/MT plus 5of MRP for NCU.
  •         Beyond 100 of RAC, units to get variable cost plus lowest fixed cost of all urea units, subject to IPP plus incidental charges.

Production of urea during 2016-17
·           The production of urea during the year 2016-17 was 242.01 LMT, which is significantly higher than the production of urea during 2012-13 (225.75LMTand 2013-14(227.15 LMT)
(2NEEM COATING OF UREA:-
  •   100 % Neem Coated production made mandatory on 25.05.2015.
  •      100 of Neem Coating achieved
  •       1st September, 2015indigenous urea
  •       1st December, 2015imported urea

(3INTRODUCTION OF 45 KG.UREA BAGS REPLACING THE EXISTING 50 KGBAGS:- 
Vide Notification dated 4thSeptember, 2017, it has been decided by the Government, to introduce 45 Kg Bag of urea replacing the existing 50 Kg bag.
(4NEW INVESTMENT POLICY: - 

Under the provisions of New Investment Policy (NIP)- 2012 read with its amendment, Matix Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited(Matixhas set up a CBM based Greenfield Ammonia-Urea complex at Panagarh, West Bengal with the installed capacity of 1.3 MMT per annumThe commercial production of Matix has started on 1stOctober, 2017.

(5REDUCTION IN THE RATES OF P&K FERTILIZERS:- 

The Department had encouraged the Fertilizer companies to reduce the rates of P&K fertilizers which resulted in reduction in the MRP of DAP, MOP and Complex fertilizers by Rs125/, Rs, 250/- and Rs50/- respectively per 50 kg bag from June 2016The prices of DAP have again been reduced by Rs65/- per 50 kg during December, 2016.

(6) REMOVAL OF THE MINIMUM ANNUAL PRODUCTION OR MINIMUM CAPACITY UTILIZATION CRITERIA FOR SSP UNITS :- 
It has been decided to do away with the provision of mandatory 50capacity utilization or minimum production of 40000 MT for SSP units to be eligible for subsidy.

(7REVIVAL OF SINDRI & GORAKHPUR UNITS OF FCIL AND BARAUNI UNIT OF HFCL:-
 Cabinet in its meeting held on 13th July 2016 approved to revive Gorakhpur, Sindri & Barauni units by means of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPVof Public Sector Units namely, National Thermal Power Corporation, Coal India Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Fertilizer Corporation India Limited/Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Limited, through nomination route”. Accordingly, a SPV by name Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Limited (HURLhas been formed.      
Earlier, Cabinet in its meeting held on 25.05.2016 approved Financial Restructuring of HFCL by way of waiver of the GoI loans and the outstanding interest on GoI loan.  This enabled HFCL to get de registered from the purview of BIFR and paving the way for revival of closed units of HFCL.
The present status of revival of Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni units is as under:
  1. Pre project activities are under progressThe following pre-project activities have been completed in respect of all the three projects:
                                i.            Pre-feasibility
                              ii.            Geo technical investigation and topographic studies

The above three projects likely to start production by October 2020.

(8MODEL FERTILIZER RETAIL SHOP:-

  • In the Budget 2016-17, announcement was made for opening up of 2000 Model Fertilizers Retail Shop over a period of three years.
  • It will provide mandatory services like selling of quality fertilizers at genuine rates, soil testing, seed testing, promotion of balanced use of nutrients etc
  • It will also provide some optional services like hiring of equipment such as tractors, laser levelers, rotavator, crop harvester and thrashers, hiring of sprayers, sale of small implements like spades and sickles etc
·         2000 Model Fertilizers Retail Shops have been made operational up to the month of May, 2017.
(9POLICY ON PROMOTION OF CITY COMPOST: -

·         Policy for promotion of City Compost has been notified by the Department of Fertilizers on 10.2.2016 wherein Market Development Assistance (MDAof Rs1500/MT has been provided for scaling up production and consumption of City Compost.
·         Manufacturing companies allowed to undertake direct sale of city compost to farmersGuidelines for release of MDAon direct sale issued on 9th January, 2017. Required software for routing of MDA through FMS and Mobile Fertilizer Management System (mFMS) rolled out.
·         Committee of Joint Secretaries of Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Urban Development and Department of Agriculture set up for coordination.
·         The Fertilizer Companies have adopted 372 villages for promoting the use of City Compost
·         State Level Steering Committee for promotion of City Compost constituted in 11 States.
·         96584 MT of Compost Co-marketed in 2016-17 by fertilizer companiesDuring 2017-18 (April to November, 2017the fertilizer marketing companies has co-marketed about 90,733 MT of city compost and during the month of November, 2017 it was 19,740 MT.
·         Vide O.Mdated 7thSeptember, 2017, Fertilizes Marketing Companies also allowed for Bulk Sale of city compost and manufacturing companies for Bagged Sale of city compost.

(10DIRECT BENEFIT TRANSFER SCHEME IN FERTILIZER SUBSIDY   SCHEME AND ITS EEXPECTED BENEFITS TO FARMERS: -

·         The Pilot project has beenimplemented in 17 districtsout of the projected 19 districts.
·         The deployment of PoS machines and training of retailers is going on in the remaining 2 districts.
·         The Department has chalked out a detailed plan of action for Pan-India rollout of the DBT in Fertilizers scheme, based on the preparedness of the State Governments and deployment of PoS devices by fertilizer companies.
·         A total of 2,04,996 noof PoS devices needs to be deployed amongst which 1,82,898 devices have been received and1,45,968 devices have been deployed all over the country.

·         Different states/U.T.s have been put on Go-Live mode w.e.f1st September, 2017.

·         As on date, 14 States/UTs have been brought under DBT Framework.

·         The tentative dates for phase-wise roll out of National level DBT are tabulated below.
SNo
Name of  States UT's
GO Live Timeline
1
NCT of Delhi
1st September, 2017
2
Mizoram, Daman & Diu,  Dadra Nagar Haveli, Manipur, Nagaland, Goa, Puducherry
1st October, 2017
3
Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Assam, Tripura
1st November, 2017
4
AP, Haryana, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and MP
1st December,2017
5
Kerala, Bihar, Karnataka, J&K, Jharkhand, Telangana, WB, Odisha, UP, Gujarat, HP and TN
1st January 2018

      
11.)Special Banking Arrangement (SBA) of Rs.10,000 crores has been approved in Budget 2017 to clear fertilizer subsidy duesCabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has accorded the ex-post facto approval for implementation of SBA.

1 comment:

Anil kumar dalabehera said...

Sir pls update the current affairs of November