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 all through the final fiscal year, the governing administration claimed on Sunday.

In a created reply to the Lok Sabha, Chemical substances and Fertilisers Minister D V Sadananda Gowda knowledgeable that the imports of urea in price terms stood at USD 2,302.95 million in the final money year.

Urea imports stood at 74.81 lakh tonnes value USD 2,040.fourteen million in 2018-19.

Having said that, imports of DAP (Di-ammonium phosphate) declined to forty eight.7 lakh tonnes in 2019-twenty from sixty six.02 lakh tonnes in the former year.

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