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Godrej Agrovet launches Hanabi which is used to manage mites in tea plantations

India is one of the leading producers of tea with 23% share in global production. Tea plantation has always been a labour intensive profession. Mites have been one of the biggest nuisance makers in tea plantations that bring down both quality and quantity of the tea produced. The trials of Hanabi with major tea planters have given us very encouraging results.

US-based KBR to supply critical equipment for HURL’s 2,200 MTPD plant

HURL, incorporated in 2016, is a joint venture company between Coal India (CIL), NTPC (NTPC) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) as lead promoters with Fertilizer Corporation of India (FCIL) and Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation (HFCL) as the other two partners.

UPL acquires Chinese agrochem firm for Rs 95 crore

In July 2018, the city-based company had announced its largest acquisition of the US-based Arysta LifeScience for USD 4.2 billion, catapulting it among the top five agrochemicals players globally with over YSD 5 billion in combined revenue and around USD 1 billion in pretax profit.

Paradeep Phosphates awards Paradeep plant expansion contract to thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions will provide engineering and technical procurement services which will cover the plant’s reaction unit, filtration unit, dry rock grinding section and an additional cooling tower cell. The project is planned to be completed within a period of 22 months from the effective date of the contract.

IOC gets green nod for 2G ethanol plant in Panipat

The IOCL had submitted a proposal seeking environment clearance for its proposed 100 KLPD Ligno-Cellulosic 2G ethanol plant at Baholi in Panipat district of Haryana.

RCEP deal: Chemical industry warns against misuse of 'rules of origin'

"Indian chemical industry is an industry-of-industries with a combined turnover of USD 160 billion. It is growing at 100 basis points more than the economic growth," ICC President Vijay Shankar told reporters. Indian chemical industry has the potential to be the engine of growth in the next decade, he said.

Cheaper Sulphur, Ammonia & Phosphoric Acid to lower up fertilizer prices by 17%

The retail prices of major fertilisers have lowered by 17% which means farmers have to shell out lesser money for the same this rabi season due to a decrease in the global prices of fertiliser components. Urea prices however, have remained steady.

IFFCO reduces retail prices of non-urea fertilisers by Rs 50/bag

IFFCO has reduced the maximum retail price of DAP to Rs 1,200 per 50 kg bag from Rs 1,250 a bag.

NFL posts record fertiliser sales at 27 lakh tonnes in April-September

"Breaking all previous records, the NFL has achieved 27 lakh tonnes of fertiliser sales during the Kharif 2019 (April -September) season, which is 25 per cent higher than the year-ago period," the NFL said in a statement.

Talcher Fertilizers award project contract to Wuhuan Engineering Co Ltd

In order to augment domestic urea capacity, the government had taken up revival of closed fertilizer units of Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd.

Bayer completes merger of Monsanto India

Bayer completes merger of Monsanto India

The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) last week approved the merger of Monsanto India Ltd with Bayer CropScience.

Green nod to Deepak Fertilisers' Rs 190 cr expansion project

Green nod to Deepak Fertilisers' Rs 190 cr expansion project

The union environment ministry has issued the clearance to the company's proposal after taking into account the recommendations of a panel of experts.

New bill likely for pesticide price control

New bill likely for pesticide price control

The new law will be in line with the international norms being practised by global leaders.

Government says FDI in chemical industry very low; asks industry to introspect

Government says FDI in chemical industry very low; asks industry to introspect

It is gathered that neighbouring countries like Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines are attracting the investment.

Government looks to cut down imports of chemicals, make India manufacturing hub

Government looks to cut down imports of chemicals, make India manufacturing hub

Net imports of chemicals and petrochemicals touched a whopping Rs 1.21 lakh crore annually in 2018-19, the official added.

Government raises subsidy for sulphur fertiliser for FY20

Government raises subsidy for sulphur fertiliser for FY20

Total subsidy outgo for non-urea fertilisers would be Rs 22,875.5 crore for 2019-20 fiscal, the Information and Broadcasting Minister told reporters after the meeting of the CCEA.

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