Is urea covered under nutrient based subsidy?
The approved rates for NBS effective from the date of notification shall be as under: Per Kg Subsidy rates (in Rs.) Government of India is making available fertilizers, namely Urea and 22 grades of P&K fertilizers (including DAP) to farmers at subsidized prices through fertilizer manufacturers/ importers.
Why urea is not covered under nutrient subsidy?
Urea Outside NBS: The urea remains under price control and NBS has been implemented only in other fertilisers. However, since April 2010, the price of urea has been raised by hardly 11%. This has led to farmers using more urea than before, which has further worsened fertiliser imbalance.
What is the subsidy on urea?
In order to ensure that the farmers get DAP at the old rate of Rs 1,200 per bag, the Centre has decided to increase the subsidy to Rs 1,200 per bag. (Maximum Retail Price) is fixed while the subsidy amount keeps changing. On an average, he said the government is providing Rs 900 per bag subsidy on urea.
Which of the following nutrients are covered under the nutrient based subsidy scheme?
The subsidy given to the companies is fixed annually on the basis of its nutrients content (i.e. Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potash and Sulphur).
What is meant by nutrient based subsidy?
Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Programme for Fertilizers was initiated in the year 2010. Under the scheme, a fixed amount of subsidy decided on an annual basis is provided on each grade of subsidized Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers, except for Urea, based on the nutrient content present in them.
Why is Neem coated urea?
Neem coated urea due coating of neem oil, restrict the action of friction of urea prills and hence reduces formation of powder which adds to increase the Nitrogen use efficiency….FCO Specifications.
How is urea subsidy calculated?
For three bags urea, one bag DAP and half-a-bag MOP per acre, the farmer would spend a total of Rs 2,437 at existing MRPs. The corresponding subsidy value – at an average of Rs 13,000 per tonne (Rs 585/bag) for urea, Rs 511.55/bag for DAP and Rs 303.5/bag for MOP – will add up to Rs 2,418.3 per acre.
Why urea is coated with neem?
Neem coated urea due coating of neem oil, restrict the action of friction of urea prills and hence reduces formation of powder which adds to increase the Nitrogen use efficiency.
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What is the difference between urea and neem coated urea?
It has been scientifically established that Neem oil serves as an effective inhibitor if coated on Urea. Neem coating leads to more gradual release of urea, helping plants gain more nutrient and resulting in higher yields. Lower underground water contamination due to leaching of urea.
How can I use neem coated urea?
At our Hazira and Shahjahanpur Plants, Neem coated urea is produced by uniformly coating neem oil on prilled urea during the manufacturing process. Use two or more split applications of NCU matching with crop needs. Apply at proper soil moisture.