Business  /  Published 30.04.22

Core growth slows to 4.3%

The core infrastructure sector’s growth slowed down to 4.3 per cent in March due to a decline in the output of coal and crude oil, though for the full 2021-22 fiscal, the core sector recorded a ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 10.03.22

Export curbs threaten food crisis

A global food crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine escalated on Wednesday as Indonesia tightened curbs on palm oil exports, adding to a growing list of key producing countries seeking ...
By Reuters in London

India  /  Published 07.02.22

Farmer pays with life for fertiliser crisis

For the past 20 days, farmer Ram Babu Singh, 57, had been trying to buy fertilisers for the wheat crop he has cultivated. He would rise early, and braving the cold wave, travel to markets around Adhar...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 05.01.22

Double blow to farmers in Bihar

Farmers in Bihar are facing the double whammy of an acute scarcity of fertilisers at the beginning of the rabi (winter) crop season and FIRs by the state government if they protest over their predicam...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Business  /  Published 26.12.21

Bid to spur use of P&K fertilisers

The government on Saturday decided to make changes to the existing nutrient based subsidy (NBS) policy to promote domestic production of phosphatic and potassic (P&K) fertilisers amid a sharp rise...
By PTI in New Delhi


West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.21

Fertiliser shortfall hits potato farmers in Bengal

Around 15 lakh potato farmers in Bengal, facing a severe fertiliser crisis in the sowing season, are compelled to buy it at higher prices from the open market because of shortage in supply through gov...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Business  /  Published 13.10.21

Fertiliser subsidy up

The government on Tuesday increased the fertiliser subsidy by another Rs 28,655 crore to insulate the farmers from the spike in global prices for the winter crop (rabi season) 2021-22. “Cabinet...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 17.06.21

Fertiliser subsidy increased

The government has hiked the subsidies for DAP and some other non-urea fertilisers by Rs 14,775 crore to keep the price of the crop nutrients for farmers low despite the rising costs. After urea, di-a...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 01.06.21

No show a year ago helps core sectors

The output of eight core sectors jumped 56.1 per cent in April mainly because of a low base effect and an uptick in the production of natural gas, refinery products, steel, cement and electricity. Th...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 20.05.21

Fertiliser subsidy hiked by 140 per cent

The government on Wednesday decided to increase the subsidy for di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilisers to Rs 1,200 per bag from Rs 500, an increase of 140 per cent. The move will increase the fertil...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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