Push for neem based fertilisers

the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers is deliberating on a mechanism to promote neem-coated fertilizers. The move is an attempt to prevent soil fatigue caused by imbalanced and excessive use of urea, and increasing crop yields.

With the government set to promote neem-coated fertilizer, its manufacturers recently approached the government with a demand for subsidy or permission to increase the maximum retail price (mrp) of its product.

The neem-coated fertilizer is urea coated with neem oil emulsions.

At present, there are three leading companies

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