Centre has agreed to establish a gas-based fertiliser plant, replacing the coal-based FCI unit, at an estimated cost of Rs 5,000 cr

The Union government has agreed in-principle to revive the Fertiliser Corporation of India's (FCI) urea production plant at Ramagundam in Karimnagar district. The plant had become sick and referred to the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction in 1992.

JAMMU: Underscoring the significance of agriculture in socio-economic emancification of the society, the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather today said that agriculture in the state has been made almost tax free sector.

Speaking at a function organized by the Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Board for Development of Kissans at Vikas Bhawan, Jammu to extend gratitude to Mr. Rather for presenting a farmer-friendly budget for the 2nd consecutive year,

Nangal: National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) released seeds of catla fish into the Sutlej yesterday to compensate for losses caused to the flora and fauna with it released industrial effluents into it recently. SDM Lakhmir Singh and NFL senior officials released the first batch of 35,000 catla fish seeds.

The nearby National Fertilizers Limited might have released its effluents into the river

Nangal: Industrial wastes being dumped into the Sutlej have once again claimed aquatic life over an area of 10-12 km here.

There is good news for the crisis-ridden fertiliser industry. The Centre would support the revival of closed units of Fertiliser Corporation of India (FCI) and Hindustan Fertiliser Corporation (HFC). The inter-ministerial group has recommended 51% equity control by the PSUs in the revival of the units, with budgetary support from the government. The balance 49% would come from other sources.