• Introduction
  • Supply of Gypsum
  • Supply of Zinc Sulphate
  • Quality Control of Fertilizers
  • Organic Farming
  • Fertilizer Rates

Supply of Fertilizers

Nutrient Based Subsidy Policy (NBS Policy):

Department of Fertilizers (DoF), Government of India communicated the New Nutrient Based Subsidy Policy effective from 1.4.2010 and continued in the year 2013-14 also.

Salient features of NBS Policy:
  • Products covered: The NBS is applicable to DAP, MOP, MAP, TSP, 15 grades of Complex fertilizers,Ammonium Sulphate (of GSFC & FACT) and SSP.
  • SubsidyApplicable: The primary nutrients of N, P,K and Sulphur (S) are eligible for subsidy. (The per Kg subsidy N- Rs. 20.875/-., P ? Rs. 18.679/-, K- Rs. 18.833/-, S- Rs. 1.677/-) for the year 2013-2014.
  • subsidy N- Rs. 20.875/-., P ? Rs. 18.679/-, K- Rs. 18.833/-, S- Rs. 1.677/-) for the year 2013-2014. Additional per Tonne subsidy is given for fertilizers carrying other secondary and micro nutrients. This is to encourage balanced use of fertilizers. The per MT additional subsidy on boron is Rs. 300/- and for zincRs. 500/-.

Secondary Nutrients: Calcium (Ca) & Sulphur (S)

Micro Nutrients: ZincNutrients:(Zn),Boron (B),Manganese,(Mn),Iron(Fe),Copper(Cu) & Molybdenum (Mo)

  • *The Department of Fertilizers (DoF) fixes the subsidy of fertilizers and the companies will decide the MRPs.
  • *Printing on the Bags:The fertilizer companies required to print the Maximum Retail Prices MRP) along with the applicable subsidy on the fertilizer bags clearly. Any sale above the printed MRP will be punishable under ECAct.
  • *All the Fertilizer Inspectors will ensure compliance of the above item.
  • *The distribution and movement of fertilizers along with import of finished fertilizers, fertilizer inputs and production by indigenous units will continue to be monitored through the online web based ?Fertilizer Monitoring System (FMS)/mobile FMS?.
Supply Plan of Fertilizers:

The product-wise monthly allocations to the States i.e., supply plans will be decided and communicated to the States by the Department of Fertilizers (DoF), Government of India and in turn to the districts from the head Offices as being done now.

Mobile based Fertilizer Monitoring System (mFMS):
  • Government of India has decided to implement a mFMS (Mobile based Fertilizer System) to track the movement and information availability & visibility across whole Supply Chain.
  • The Department of Fertilizer, Government of India is implementing the project and National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Government of India is the technology partner.A Task Force, headed by Sh. Nanadan Nilekani is monitoring the project regularly.
Objective of the Project:
  • *The proposed system will help in monitoring the movement of Fertilizers consignments and its stock position at various warehouses, wholesalers, and retailers.
  • *The system will also act as a tool for Government Bodies to track and ensure the timely distribution of fertilizers to the farmers. It is proposed to be done in Three Phases
Phase 1: Information visibility till the retailer

The objective of this phase is to create information visibility of the movement of fertilizer along the supply chain from the manufacturer till the retailer.

Phase 2: Subsidy payment to retailers

It is envisaged that the subsidy will be released to the retailer when he receives the fertilizer.

Phase 3: Subsidy payment to farmers

In the Interim stage, it is envisaged that the subsidy will be released to the farmer in the long run, once the

It is proposed to be done in two phases:
  • Information flow on sales to individual farmers
  • Transfer of subsidy to farmers (intended beneficiary).
Pilot Project in East Godavari District on Direct Subsidy Transfer to Farmers:

This phase is on capture of the information on retail sales to farmers, based on the parameters of capturing the identity (Can be KCC, Aadhar or Bank Account)of the Beneficiary (farmers) and the quantity of fertilizer bought. The system will be designed with multiple options for the retailer to report the sale through either web, Point of sale device or mobile.?

  • *East Godavari district has been identified and selected by GoI for the implementation of m-FMS pilot project in the State
  • *NFCL has been nominated for the implementation of the pilot project.
  • *NFCL has completed the second phase training programme.in the East Godavari in Co-ordination with the Department.
  • *All the active dealers i.e., 1039 dealers including the wholesale dealers have registered in m-FMS in the East Godavari district.
  • * The modalities for the implementation of the project is awaited from the Government of India.

State Government Intervention in the Implementation of mFMS:

  • *State Government in co-ordination with Fertilizer Industry completed the trainings and registration of all Fertilizer Dealers into m-FMS system in all the districts and motivated the dealers regarding,
  • *installation of mobile applications
  • *usage/utility of m-FMS software.
  • *Modified procedure for release of fertilizer subsidy with the introduction of mobile Fertilizer System (m-FMS) for all the fertilizers from supplies of the November 2012 onwards.
  • Issued time to time instructions to the all the district JDAs for proper implementation of m-FMS in all the districts of the State particularly in East Godavari district (pilot project district) in co-ordination with the manufacture allotted to their respective district.
  • *Regular meetings with all the Fertilizer manufacturers/suppliers for successful implementation of mFMS in the State.
  • *Co-ordinating and assisting the manufacturers to aware the dealers for 100% acknowledgement of Sale Receipt.