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English Release 21-August 2014
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  • President's Secretariat
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan’s ‘In-Residence Programme’ to feature two artists and two writers in September 2014
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  • PM at Nagpur
  • PM at Mouda, Maharashtra
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  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
  • Revision of Rates of Royalty and Dead Rent in respect of certain minerals (other than minor minerals, coal, lignite and sand for stowing)
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  • Exchange Rate of Foreign Currency Relating to Imported and Export Goods Notified
  • Text of the Speech of the Union Finance and Defence Minister
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • No Ebola suspect case admitted today to Quarantine cum Isolation Health Facility at Delhi Airport
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  • DG, Border Guards Bangladesh calls on Union Home Minister
  • Home Minister to Review Flood Situation in Uttar Pradesh
  • Min of Labour & Employment
  • Central Advisory Committee on Beedi Workers Welfare Fund meets under the Chairmanship of Shri Narendra Singh Tomar
  • Min of Mines
  • Revision of Rates of Royalty and Dead Rent in respect of certain minerals (other than minor minerals, coal, lignite and sand for stowing)
  • Min of Minority Affairs
  • 15- Member Delegation from Ladakh Calls on Dr. Najma A. Heptulla
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket increased to US$ 100.32 per bbl on 20.08.2014
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  • Prime Minister Dedicates to the Nation Mouda Super Thermal Power Project Stage-I (1000 MW)
  • Prime Minister dedicates 765 kV Ranchi-Dharamjaygarh-Sipat transmission line ; Initiates Commencement of work on 3x660 MW North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project
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  • Commodity-Wise Freight Revenue Earnings of Railways goes up by 14.72 per cent during the Month of July 2014 & 9.30 per cent during April-July 2014
  • Min of Road Transport & Highways
  • NHAI Board Resolves Some Pending Finacial Disputes/Claims
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  • Minister for SJE reviews the implementation of Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • India’s Tourism Sector resolves to Co-Create, Collaborate and Co-achieve
  • Full text of the Resolution adopted at the Second National Conference of Tourism Ministers
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  • Ministries of Water Resources and Environment & Forests to Work in Close Tandem for Ganga Rejuvenation
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Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers29-November, 2012 17:51 IST
Study on Fertilizer Subsidy

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmadabad in its internal working paper titled “Fertilizer subsidy in India: who are the beneficiaries?” published in July 2009 which can be downloaded from the website (http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/publications/data/2009-07-01Sharma.pdf), made following observations:

i. Fertilizer subsidy is concentrated in few states, namely, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab;

ii. Rice, wheat sugarcane, and cotton account for about two-third of total fertilizer subsidy;

iii. The fertilizer subsidy is more equitably distributed in farm sizes;

iv. A reduction in fertilizer subsidy is likely to have adverse impact on farm production and income of small and marginal farmers;

v. The paper justifies the fertilizer subsidies and questions the rationale for direct transfer of subsidy to farmers.

Department of Fertilizers has already decided to implement direct cash transfer to the farmers in a phased manner. The direct cash transfer to the farmers has following advantages:

a) Direct transfer of subsidy to farmers would help the Government to target small, marginal and other farmers and would bring more transparency in subsidy disbursement;

b) It shall also help in avoidance of diversions of fertilizer for non-agricultural usage and thus better availability of fertilizer to farmers.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Shri Srikant Kumar Jena in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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