Fertilizers Current Affairs - 2020

Record Sale of Fertilizers in First Quarter of FY 2020-21

Amid a nation-wide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the efforts made by the Department of Fertilizers along with the Ministry of Railways, State Governments, and various other departments such as Ports, etc have helped in ensuring that the production and supply of fertilizers in the country is not affected. As a result of which, Read More…

23.4 % decline in Growth Rate of Eight Core Industries in May 2020

Index of the Eight Core Industries for the month of May 2020 was released on 30th June 2020. The index was released by the Office of Economic Affairs (under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade). Out of the total items included in the Index of Industrial Production, the Eight Core Industries comprises Read More…

Lock Down: Agriculture and allied activities exempted

On March 28, 2020, the Union Agriculture Minister announced that agriculture and farming related activities have been exempted from Lock Down. This was introduced in the second addendum introduced by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Highlights Under the second addendum issued by the Home Ministry towards the lock down, the following categories have been exempted Read More…

February 19: Soil Health Card Day

In order to commemorate the launch of Soil Health Card Scheme, the GoI is marking Soil Health Card Day on February 19, 2020. The Soil Health Card Scheme was launched by PM Modi on February 19, 2015. Objectives The Scheme was launched in 2015 to evaluate soil fertility. It was introduced to issue soil health Read More…

Cabinet approves MoU between India-Jordan for mining, beneficiation of Rock Phosphate

The Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Jordan for mining and beneficiation of Rock Phosphate and Muriate of Phosphate (MOP). It also approved setting up production facility in Jordan for Phosphoric Acid/NPK/DAP Fertilizers with long term agreement for 100% off-take to India. The MoU will ensure consistent supply Read More…