Fertilizer consumption scenario (2016-17)
Per hectare Fertilizer consumption scenario
In Fertilizer consumption scenario 1st is Punjab – 266 kg/ ha,
In Fertilizer consumption scenario 2nd is Andhra Pradesh – 244 kg/ ha,
In Fertilizer consumption scenario 3rd is Tamil Nadu – 227kg/ ha,
In Fertilizer consumption scenario 4th is Haryana -225kg/ha
All India average is 144 kg/ha.
Lowest fertilizer consumption states are Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim.
U.P has highest total fertilizer consumption state
Imported fertilizer- Potash from Jordan and Tunesia
India is third in fertilizer production and second in consumption
China is first in fertilizer consumption
NPK ratio in 2013-14 was 8.2:3.2:1 ( India )
NPK ratio in 2013-14 in Punjab was 61.7:19.2:1;
in Haryana, it was 61.4:18.7:1;
in Rajasthan, it was 44.9:16.5:1; and
in Uttar Pradesh, it was 25.2:8.8:1
Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Policy (2010) where a fixed rate of subsidy is announced on nutrients. The NBS covers three macro nutrients (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium) and two micro nutrients (Zinc and Boron).
New Urea policy-2015: the government allowed the urea producers to produce up
to 100% of production as Neem coated urea.
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