Urea imports up 22% in 2019-20 at 91.23 lakh tonnes

India’s import of urea rose 22 for each cent to ninety one.23 lakh tonnes through

India’s import of urea rose 22 for each cent to ninety one.23 lakh tonnes through the final fiscal calendar year, the govt reported on Sunday.

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Substances and Fertilisers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda knowledgeable that the imports of urea in value terms stood at USD two,302.95 million in the final financial calendar year.

Urea imports stood at seventy four.81 lakh tonnes worth USD two,040.fourteen million in 2018-19.

Nevertheless, imports of DAP (Di-ammonium phosphate) declined to 48.7 lakh tonnes in 2019-twenty from sixty six.02 lakh tonnes in the former calendar year.

“A decision has been taken to revive the four urea vegetation Ramagundam, Gorakhpur, Sindri vegetation of FCIL and Barauni plant of HFCL with a capacity of 12.7 lakh tonnes every for each annum capacity,” Gowda reported, introducing that these vegetation will boost domestic urea generation which will lessen the dependency on imports.