Highest ever domestic production of Urea in 2015-16

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Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers Sh. Mansukh L. Mandaviya has conveyed that the Department of Fertilisers is mandated to provide all subsidised chemical fertilisers to the States/UTs as per requirement projected by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) in consultation with States. In order to meet the gap between domestic demand and indigenous production, urea is imported. In the year 2015-16, domestic production of urea was the highest ever. Import is going to reduce gradually as production of urea increases.

            The details of annual requirement/demand, production and import of major fertilisers during the last three years are given below:-

                                                                                                            (Figure. in LMT)

Name of the Product Requirement/Production/Import 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
 Urea Requirement/Demand 316.90 306.71 313.35
Production 227.15 225.85 244.75
Import 70.88 87.49 84.74
 DAP Requirement/Demand 109.86 95.94 102.34
Production 36.11 34.44 37.87
Import 32.61 38.53 60.08
 NPK Requirement/Demand 107.36 99.81 105.89
Production 69.13 78.32 83.01
Import 3.62 2.91 6.29
 MOP Requirement/Demand 35.13 30.26 36.08
Import 31.80 41.97 32.43

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