Mineral wealth of Sukinda Valley alone can change state

With the unrest in Middle East expected to raise fertiliser prices for the kharif crop, the Cabinet, scheduled to meet on Thursday, is likely to take a decision for upward revision in the nutrient based subsidy (NBS) rates of phosphatic and potassic fertilizers under the NBS regime that came into force in April last year.

The move has been necessitated with the Fertilizer Ministry pointing to t

R Ravichandran

The Centre is expected to announce a new pharma policy in the next few months.

New Delhi, 14 Nov: The external affairs ministry does not know who was its minister in December, 1984 when Bhopal Gas tragedy accused Warren Anderson, the then Union carbide chief, left the country after securing bail.


The Supreme Court has issued notices to the respondent Union ministry of chemicals and fertilisers and welfare commissioner, Bhopal, in a petition filed earlier in March 2010 by Bhopal NGOs regarding the death and injury claims arising out of the Bhopal gas disaster.

Sale Of Urea In Kharif 2010 Season Up To July 31 Rose To 73.59 LT From 68.05 LT In Year-Ago Period

THE newly-introduced nutrientbased subsidy (NBS) policy seems to have failed to change the consumption pattern with most farmers still preferring to use urea, the cheapest fertiliser.

Consumption of urea has increased in the first few months of the NBS policy, contrary to expectations

Gireesh Chandra Prasad

New Delhi: The government has dropped its plan to give fertiliser subsidy directly to the farmer announced in this year

HEALTHCARE activists plan to take union health ministry and the chemical & fertilizers ministry to the Supreme Court (SC) for failing to regulate prices of essential drugs, seven years after the apex court asked them to do so.

In spite of the stiff opposition from the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, the group of ministers (GoM) on ethanol today maintained status quo on its earlier decision by upholding a price of Rs 27 a litre for a mandatory 5 per cent blending with petrol.

This is against a price of Rs 21.50 per litre which prevailed between 2006 and 2009.

The government has swung into action with the ministry of chemicals and fertilisers (MCF) having filed an affidavit in the Jabalpur high court demanding that DOW Chemicals bear the cost of remediation in and around the Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL) factory in Bhopal.