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English Release 31-January 2015
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  • President's Secretariat
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  • PM reviews PaHaL Scheme for Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG Subsidy
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  • PM gives best wishes to all athletes participating in the 35th National Games
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  • Dr Mahesh Sharma lays foundation stone of campus buildings of National Museum Institute and Indian Culinary Institute
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  • ACC Appointments
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  • Dr Mahesh Sharma lays foundation stone of campus buildings of National Museum Institute and Indian Culinary Institute
  • Min of Tribal Affairs
  • Tribal Afairs Ministers Felicitates Tribal Guests and the Tableaux Artistes & Supporting Staff, who had Participated in this Year’s Republic Day Parade
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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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