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Software updates: Fertilizer projects.  GSFC melamine plant fully operational.  Board meeting schedule has been announced of RCF.  Coromandel Q4 result: Low Profit.  DAP prices plunged 12% in the first quarter.  Deepak Fertilisers to raise up to US$60 million via bonds.  Green waste compost for afforested land: A study.  How to increase farm incomes: A set of practical recommendations.  Shipment update: DAP shipment is coming up.  Software updates: Fertilizer projects.  Software updates: Fertilizer Projects.  Shipment Update: DAP, MOP cargoes coming up.  10% organic fertilizer production made mandatory.  Indian agriculture: Focus on subsidies ignores the value of credit .  Three are in the race for inspection agency .  Bonds buyback: Fertilizer companies to lose Rs 778 crore .  Deepak Fertilisers: Latest developments.  Briefs.  .  Latest official update on new fertilizer plants.  

Software updates: Fertilizer projects

Apr 26: Phosphoric Acid Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 300 Crore
8Project Event: The company is planning to give the first priority to Zinc Smelter expansion project which is more expansive, due to this reason, the company is planning to delay in this fertilizer project, it is likely to release the RFQ for the EPC Contractor after five to Six month.
Click here for more details
Ammonia-Urea Energy Saving Project

8Cost - Rs 262 Crore
8Project Event: The erection work is ongoing on the site for mechanical & electrical equipment, the long lead item delivery is ongoing at the site, Installation is likely to be started in June 2019. The commission schedule as per the company is November 2019.
Click here for more details Details

GSFC melamine plant fully operational

Apr 26: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Biennial Rate Contract for in-situ overhauling of high pressure valves of Boilers in Steam Generation Plant Details
8Supply and apply of Anticorrosive coating on structures Details

8Fabrication, erection and hook-up of Benfield Regenerator heating line of Ammonia Plant Details
8Supply of 35,000 Mt Rock Phosphate in bulk Details
8Corrigendum: Supply of ABT meters Details
8Supply of 2500 Mt Liquid Anhydrous Ammonia Details
8Corrigendum: Overhauling of Power Transformers in Ammonia Plant Details
8Oil Filtration overhauling, Gasket Replacement and Painting of Transformers in Urea Sgp and Township Details
8Empanelment of prospective applicants capable of supplying imported Bitumen Details

You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8The use of Autonomous Maintenance in the Fertilizer Industry: A Paper Details
8Agriculture and the dark side of Chemical Fertilizers: A Paper Details

8Financial analysis of selected chemical and fertilizer companies in India: A study Details

8Promoting information technology for the sustainable development of the phosphate fertilizer industry: A Case Study Details
You can also click on Reports for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8As farm distress intensifies, rural poor who migrate to survive at risk of exploitation; women particularly vulnerable Details
8Bumper foodgrain output expected this kharif season Details
8Agriculture prices to fall 2.6% this year, says World Bank Details
8Iran's urea industry finds new ways to survive as sanctions tighten Details
8GSFC melamine plant fully operational Details
8Sirius Minerals signs European supply and distribution agreement with BayWa AG Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Board meeting schedule has been announced of RCF

Apr 26: 8RCF notified that a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, the 7th May 2019, inter-alia, to consider and approve the Audited Financial Results (Standalone and Consolidated) for the quarter and financial year ended 31st March 2019 and also to consider the recommendation of final dividend for the financial year 2018-19.
Click on Report for more
Details

Coromandel Q4 result: Low Profit

Apr 26: 8Coromandel International Ltd. (CRIN) reported Q4 FY19 net sales at INR 2638 crore; down 13% QoQ and up 9% YoY. EBITDA reported by the company stood at INR 259 crore; down 15% QoQ and up 40% YoY. EBITDA margin during the quarter was 9.8% as against 10% QoQ and 7.7% YoY.
8EBIT during the quarter was INR 233 crore; down 19% QoQ and up 31% YoY. Profit reported by the company stood at INR 110 crore; down 28% QoQ and up 23% YoY. PAT margin during the quarter was 4.2% as against 5.1% QoQ and 3.7% YoY.
8The company board has recommended a final dividend of INR 3.50 /equity share.
Click on Report for more
Details

DAP prices plunged 12% in the first quarter

Apr 25: 8DAP prices plunged 12% in the first quarter, following a slight decline in the preceding quarter, on weak global demand. Consumption in China, the world’s largest consumer of phosphate fertilizers, continues to fall as it moves toward its zero growth policy on fertilizer use, while Indian demand remains lackluster as buyers are holding back purchases until there is more clarity on subsidies following the general elections in May.
8Cheaper input costs (ammonia and sulfur) also pushed prices lower. Phosphate production has risen in Morocco and Saudi Arabia, while Chinese exports have also increased. During the remainder of 2019, prices are expected to mildly recover from current levels but, on average, remain 6% lower than in 2018.
Click on Report for Urea & Potash prices
Details

Deepak Fertilisers to raise up to US$60 million via bonds

Apr 25: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Domestic Purchase of Soft Coking Coal for a quantity of 2 to 5 Railway Rakes Details
8Export of Low Silica Chrome Concentrate Details

8Appointment of Handling and Transportation Contractor at Jhukehi Rake Point Details
8Appointment of Container Handling Agent for Water Soluble Fertilizers Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Knowing and Doing: The perception of Subsidy Policy and Farmland Transfer Details
8Doubling Farmers' Incomes: Mechanisms and Challenges Details

8Effects of different types of fertilizers application on rice grain quality: A Paper Details

8Does farmland rental contribute to reduction of Agrochemical use: A Case Study Details
8Suitability of Composted Green Waste for soil improvement: A Paper Details
You can also click on Reports for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Farmers become citizen scientists to adapt to climate change Details
8Integrated farming needed to increase productivity of livestock: VP Details
8Cow body wants firms to produce bio-fertiliser Details
8Deepak Fertilisers to raise up to US$60 million via bonds Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Green waste compost for afforested land: A study

Apr 25: 8A study looks at the application of green waste compost for soil improvement in the afforested land.
8Green waste compost has the advantages of low pollution and less investment. Through RDA analysis in this study, the results also showed that the microbial structure was changed and microbial bacterial abundance was equally strengthened. 
Click on Reports for more on this topic Details

How to increase farm incomes: A set of practical recommendations

Apr 25: 8The website carries here the major issues that are faced by rural farming households in their endeavor to increase income from farming and allied activities and also highlights all other opportunities to enhance their income.
8Based on the findings, the study makes a number of policy recommendations for quick improvement in the rural earning scenarios
Click on Reports for more on this topic Details

Shipment update: DAP shipment is coming up

Apr 25: 8One DAP shipment is coming up on 28 April 2019
Click on Details for more
Details

Software updates: Fertilizer projects

Apr 25: Phosphoric Acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 100 Crore
8Project Event: Erection and installation of mechanical & electrical has been 80 % completed. The commissioning likely in July 2019.
Click here for more details
Granular Single Super Phosphate Greenfield Project

8Cost - Rs 148 Crore
8Project Event: The proposal for environmental clearance has been accepted. RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in May 2019 in place of April 2019 because of delays in internal approvals.
Click here for more details Details

Software updates: Fertilizer Projects

Apr 24: NPK-DAP Greenfield Project 
8Cost - Rs 987 crore
8Project Event:The proposal for environmental clearance has been submitted, RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in May in place of April 2019.
Click here for more details
Ammonium Phosphate Greenfield Project  

8Cost - Rs 500 crore
8Project Event: The first priority is the zinc smelter project after that it plans to hire an EPC contractor for its  Ammonium Phosphate Sulphate project
Click here for more details
Details

Shipment Update: DAP, MOP cargoes coming up

Apr 24: 8One DAP shipment is coming in on 26 April 2019.
8One Nitro Phosphate with Potash shipment is coming on 24 April 2019.
Click on Details more
Details

10% organic fertilizer production made mandatory

Apr 24: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Supply of Pump Spares Details
8Supply of Gate Valves Details

8Supply of Spares for Clarifiers Details
8Biennial contract for activities related to Railway Wagons Rake at Railway Siding Details
8Value Based Rate contract for hiring of mobile cranes of various capacity during shutdowns Details
8Refurbishment of Sulphur Furnace Front end Combustion zone by partial replacement of refractory at sulphuric acid plant Details

8Fabrication and replacement of jacketed piping in SAP Details
8Corrigendum: Rate contract for hiring articulated boom lift for annual shutdown Details
8Corrigendum: Rate contract for hiring DG sets for annual shutdown Details

8Supply of Prilled Urea or Granular Urea Details

You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Rice farmer perception of farm cards utilization: A Paper Details
8Decentralization and Efficiency of Subsidy Targeting: An Analysis Details

8Differences in Bacterial Diversity, Composition and Function due to Long-Term Agriculture: A Paper Details

8The relative importance of Global Agricultural Subsidies: A Paper Details
8Knowing the importance of Green Manure as a valuable fertilizer: A Paper Details
8FAI Programme on Recent Developments and Challenges in Fertilizer Sector [May 2019] Details
You can also click on Reports for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Revisit policy on fertiliser subsidy Details
8Global nitrogenous fertilizer market to grow by nearly 10 million t from 2019–2023 Details
8CVR Partners to release 1Q19 earnings on 24 April Details
810% organic fertilizer production made mandatory Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Indian agriculture: Focus on subsidies ignores the value of credit

Apr 24: 8Subsidies in agricultural development have always focused on the promotion of increased agricultural productivity and production
8But ignores the value of credit that farmers are unable to elicit because of lack of collateral required by commercial banks or credit institutions.
Click on Reports for more on this topic Details

Three are in the race for inspection agency

Apr 24: 8Three are in the race for a load and disport inspection agency slot of a fertilizer company.
8The technical evaluation is ongoing
 Click on Details for more
Details

Bonds buyback: Fertilizer companies to lose Rs 778 crore

Apr 24: 8The government will bear 50% of the loss on the buyback of government bonds while the balance 50 % loss will be borne by the respective fertilizer companies.
8This implies that fertilizer companies will end up with a loss of Rs 778 crore
Click on Report for more
Details

Deepak Fertilisers: Latest developments

Apr 24: 8Shri Alok Perti and Dr. Amit Biswas were appointed as additional directors in the capacity of Independent Directors on the Board of Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd
8They get a three-year term with effect from 22 April 2019. Click on Report for more
Meanwhile,
the company's board has granted in-principle approval for offering FCCBs aggregating up to US$ 30,000,000 in two trenches to International Finance  Corporation. Click on Report for more Details

Briefs

Apr 24: 8Advent Group has been released the shareholding pattern of Zuari Agro, Mangalore Fertilizer & Chambal Fertilizer. Click on Report for more 
8
NFL has decided to increase its total fertilizer sale by 50 % in UP from existing 6 Lakh MT with plans to achieve a target of 9 Lakh MT. Clearly, the company will expand its sales at the expense of the market share of established players Click on Report for more  Details

Latest official update on new fertilizer plants

Apr 23: When the Ramagundam plant coming on stream?
Also, get a status update on the following projects:
8Talcher
8Gorakhpur
8Sindri
8Barauni
Click on Reports for more Details

Software updates: Fertilizer projects

Apr 26: Phosphoric Acid Greenfield Project
8Cost - Rs 300 Crore
8Project Event: The company is planning to give the first priority to Zinc Smelter expansion project which is more expansive, due to this reason, the company is planning to delay in this fertilizer project, it is likely to release the RFQ for the EPC Contractor after five to Six month.
Click here for more details
Ammonia-Urea Energy Saving Project

8Cost - Rs 262 Crore
8Project Event: The erection work is ongoing on the site for mechanical & electrical equipment, the long lead item delivery is ongoing at the site, Installation is likely to be started in June 2019. The commission schedule as per the company is November 2019.
Click here for more details Details

GSFC melamine plant fully operational

Apr 26: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Biennial Rate Contract for in-situ overhauling of high pressure valves of Boilers in Steam Generation Plant Details
8Supply and apply of Anticorrosive coating on structures Details

8Fabrication, erection and hook-up of Benfield Regenerator heating line of Ammonia Plant Details
8Supply of 35,000 Mt Rock Phosphate in bulk Details
8Corrigendum: Supply of ABT meters Details
8Supply of 2500 Mt Liquid Anhydrous Ammonia Details
8Corrigendum: Overhauling of Power Transformers in Ammonia Plant Details
8Oil Filtration overhauling, Gasket Replacement and Painting of Transformers in Urea Sgp and Township Details
8Empanelment of prospective applicants capable of supplying imported Bitumen Details

You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8The use of Autonomous Maintenance in the Fertilizer Industry: A Paper Details
8Agriculture and the dark side of Chemical Fertilizers: A Paper Details

8Financial analysis of selected chemical and fertilizer companies in India: A study Details

8Promoting information technology for the sustainable development of the phosphate fertilizer industry: A Case Study Details
You can also click on Reports for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8As farm distress intensifies, rural poor who migrate to survive at risk of exploitation; women particularly vulnerable Details
8Bumper foodgrain output expected this kharif season Details
8Agriculture prices to fall 2.6% this year, says World Bank Details
8Iran's urea industry finds new ways to survive as sanctions tighten Details
8GSFC melamine plant fully operational Details
8Sirius Minerals signs European supply and distribution agreement with BayWa AG Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Board meeting schedule has been announced of RCF

Apr 26: 8RCF notified that a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, the 7th May 2019, inter-alia, to consider and approve the Audited Financial Results (Standalone and Consolidated) for the quarter and financial year ended 31st March 2019 and also to consider the recommendation of final dividend for the financial year 2018-19.
Click on Report for more
Details

Coromandel Q4 result: Low Profit

Apr 26: 8Coromandel International Ltd. (CRIN) reported Q4 FY19 net sales at INR 2638 crore; down 13% QoQ and up 9% YoY. EBITDA reported by the company stood at INR 259 crore; down 15% QoQ and up 40% YoY. EBITDA margin during the quarter was 9.8% as against 10% QoQ and 7.7% YoY.
8EBIT during the quarter was INR 233 crore; down 19% QoQ and up 31% YoY. Profit reported by the company stood at INR 110 crore; down 28% QoQ and up 23% YoY. PAT margin during the quarter was 4.2% as against 5.1% QoQ and 3.7% YoY.
8The company board has recommended a final dividend of INR 3.50 /equity share.
Click on Report for more
Details

DAP prices plunged 12% in the first quarter

Apr 25: 8DAP prices plunged 12% in the first quarter, following a slight decline in the preceding quarter, on weak global demand. Consumption in China, the world’s largest consumer of phosphate fertilizers, continues to fall as it moves toward its zero growth policy on fertilizer use, while Indian demand remains lackluster as buyers are holding back purchases until there is more clarity on subsidies following the general elections in May.
8Cheaper input costs (ammonia and sulfur) also pushed prices lower. Phosphate production has risen in Morocco and Saudi Arabia, while Chinese exports have also increased. During the remainder of 2019, prices are expected to mildly recover from current levels but, on average, remain 6% lower than in 2018.
Click on Report for Urea & Potash prices
Details

Deepak Fertilisers to raise up to US$60 million via bonds

Apr 25: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Domestic Purchase of Soft Coking Coal for a quantity of 2 to 5 Railway Rakes Details
8Export of Low Silica Chrome Concentrate Details

8Appointment of Handling and Transportation Contractor at Jhukehi Rake Point Details
8Appointment of Container Handling Agent for Water Soluble Fertilizers Details
You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Knowing and Doing: The perception of Subsidy Policy and Farmland Transfer Details
8Doubling Farmers' Incomes: Mechanisms and Challenges Details

8Effects of different types of fertilizers application on rice grain quality: A Paper Details

8Does farmland rental contribute to reduction of Agrochemical use: A Case Study Details
8Suitability of Composted Green Waste for soil improvement: A Paper Details
You can also click on Reports for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Farmers become citizen scientists to adapt to climate change Details
8Integrated farming needed to increase productivity of livestock: VP Details
8Cow body wants firms to produce bio-fertiliser Details
8Deepak Fertilisers to raise up to US$60 million via bonds Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Green waste compost for afforested land: A study

Apr 25: 8A study looks at the application of green waste compost for soil improvement in the afforested land.
8Green waste compost has the advantages of low pollution and less investment. Through RDA analysis in this study, the results also showed that the microbial structure was changed and microbial bacterial abundance was equally strengthened. 
Click on Reports for more on this topic Details

How to increase farm incomes: A set of practical recommendations

Apr 25: 8The website carries here the major issues that are faced by rural farming households in their endeavor to increase income from farming and allied activities and also highlights all other opportunities to enhance their income.
8Based on the findings, the study makes a number of policy recommendations for quick improvement in the rural earning scenarios
Click on Reports for more on this topic Details

Shipment update: DAP shipment is coming up

Apr 25: 8One DAP shipment is coming up on 28 April 2019
Click on Details for more
Details

Software updates: Fertilizer projects

Apr 25: Phosphoric Acid Expansion Project
8Cost - Rs 100 Crore
8Project Event: Erection and installation of mechanical & electrical has been 80 % completed. The commissioning likely in July 2019.
Click here for more details
Granular Single Super Phosphate Greenfield Project

8Cost - Rs 148 Crore
8Project Event: The proposal for environmental clearance has been accepted. RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in May 2019 in place of April 2019 because of delays in internal approvals.
Click here for more details Details

Software updates: Fertilizer Projects

Apr 24: NPK-DAP Greenfield Project 
8Cost - Rs 987 crore
8Project Event:The proposal for environmental clearance has been submitted, RFQ for the EPC contractor is likely to be released in May in place of April 2019.
Click here for more details
Ammonium Phosphate Greenfield Project  

8Cost - Rs 500 crore
8Project Event: The first priority is the zinc smelter project after that it plans to hire an EPC contractor for its  Ammonium Phosphate Sulphate project
Click here for more details
Details

Shipment Update: DAP, MOP cargoes coming up

Apr 24: 8One DAP shipment is coming in on 26 April 2019.
8One Nitro Phosphate with Potash shipment is coming on 24 April 2019.
Click on Details more
Details

10% organic fertilizer production made mandatory

Apr 24: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Supply of Pump Spares Details
8Supply of Gate Valves Details

8Supply of Spares for Clarifiers Details
8Biennial contract for activities related to Railway Wagons Rake at Railway Siding Details
8Value Based Rate contract for hiring of mobile cranes of various capacity during shutdowns Details
8Refurbishment of Sulphur Furnace Front end Combustion zone by partial replacement of refractory at sulphuric acid plant Details

8Fabrication and replacement of jacketed piping in SAP Details
8Corrigendum: Rate contract for hiring articulated boom lift for annual shutdown Details
8Corrigendum: Rate contract for hiring DG sets for annual shutdown Details

8Supply of Prilled Urea or Granular Urea Details

You can also click on Tenders for more
For reference purposes the website carries here the following reports:
8Rice farmer perception of farm cards utilization: A Paper Details
8Decentralization and Efficiency of Subsidy Targeting: An Analysis Details

8Differences in Bacterial Diversity, Composition and Function due to Long-Term Agriculture: A Paper Details

8The relative importance of Global Agricultural Subsidies: A Paper Details
8Knowing the importance of Green Manure as a valuable fertilizer: A Paper Details
8FAI Programme on Recent Developments and Challenges in Fertilizer Sector [May 2019] Details
You can also click on Reports for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8Revisit policy on fertiliser subsidy Details
8Global nitrogenous fertilizer market to grow by nearly 10 million t from 2019–2023 Details
8CVR Partners to release 1Q19 earnings on 24 April Details
810% organic fertilizer production made mandatory Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Indian agriculture: Focus on subsidies ignores the value of credit

Apr 24: 8Subsidies in agricultural development have always focused on the promotion of increased agricultural productivity and production
8But ignores the value of credit that farmers are unable to elicit because of lack of collateral required by commercial banks or credit institutions.
Click on Reports for more on this topic Details

Three are in the race for inspection agency

Apr 24: 8Three are in the race for a load and disport inspection agency slot of a fertilizer company.
8The technical evaluation is ongoing
 Click on Details for more
Details

Bonds buyback: Fertilizer companies to lose Rs 778 crore

Apr 24: 8The government will bear 50% of the loss on the buyback of government bonds while the balance 50 % loss will be borne by the respective fertilizer companies.
8This implies that fertilizer companies will end up with a loss of Rs 778 crore
Click on Report for more
Details

Deepak Fertilisers: Latest developments

Apr 24: 8Shri Alok Perti and Dr. Amit Biswas were appointed as additional directors in the capacity of Independent Directors on the Board of Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd
8They get a three-year term with effect from 22 April 2019. Click on Report for more
Meanwhile,
the company's board has granted in-principle approval for offering FCCBs aggregating up to US$ 30,000,000 in two trenches to International Finance  Corporation. Click on Report for more Details

Briefs

Apr 24: 8Advent Group has been released the shareholding pattern of Zuari Agro, Mangalore Fertilizer & Chambal Fertilizer. Click on Report for more 
8
NFL has decided to increase its total fertilizer sale by 50 % in UP from existing 6 Lakh MT with plans to achieve a target of 9 Lakh MT. Clearly, the company will expand its sales at the expense of the market share of established players Click on Report for more  Details

Jan 01: Details

Latest official update on new fertilizer plants

Apr 23: When the Ramagundam plant coming on stream?
Also, get a status update on the following projects:
8Talcher
8Gorakhpur
8Sindri
8Barauni
Click on Reports for more Details
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