Department of Fertilizers is mandated to ensuring smooth and timely availability of fertilizers in adequate quantity to the farmers in all parts of the country. Government has implemented Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) for decontrolled Phosphatic & Potassic fertilizer with effect from 1st April, 2010 with a view to promote balanced fertilization. Efforts were also made to plan and make available chemical fertilizers in time and in sufficient quantity.
At present, there is a need for more foodgrains production in the country which could only be achieved through proper policy initiatives and planning based on reliable database. The publication, namely, "Indian Fertilizer Scenario-2010" has been prepared with the objective of making useful information available for better planning and policy making in the fertilizer sector.
I hope the publication will be useful for all stakeholders interested in this sector. Suggestions to improve the content and quality of this publication will be appreciated.