IFFCO MD bats for rationalization of subsidies

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In an interview given to Indian Express IFFCO Managing Director U S Awasthi emphasized that the rationalization of subsidies to eliminate leakages should be the government’s priority. Read More

IFFCO supplies fertilizer under special initiative to save crop

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Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has taken a special initiative for supplying water-soluble fertilizer to various parts of the central districts where the standing crops had been damaged following sharp showers in the past three days. Read More

New urea policy could lead to its excessive use, impact human health

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NEW DELHI: The government’s decision not to hike urea price for the next four years under its new policy approved on Wednesday, may help this nitrogenous fertilizer remain the king among fertilizers, but the move has the potential to further fuel its excessive use eventually leading to soil degradation, groundwater and air pollution. This could have a serious impact on overall productivity and human health. Read More

Odisha, Iffco in pact for mobile advisory services to fishermen

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The state fisheries & animal resources department today inked an agreement with Iffco (Indian Farmers’ Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd) Kisan Sanchar Ltd to implement a new scheme, ‘Empowering fishermen through mobile advisory services and establishment of toll free call centre for fisheries extension service’. Read More

TOI Social Impact Awards 2015: How they came together for some natural choices

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In their effort to pick environment category winners, the jury got into an engaging discussion on some contentious ecological issues. Read More

TOI Social Impact Awards 2015: Thank goodness, these men & women make a difference

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A doctor couple who have revolutionized the delivery of healthcare to tribals in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli district, a civil hospital in Ahmedabad which defies stereotypes about state-run institutions, a government programme to take science to children who live in the forgotten interiors of the country, and a corporate’s effort to bring the girl child into the warm, nurturing embrace of education were among the path-breaking initiatives and inspiring human endeavours and that got the nod from the high-powered Jury that met to choose the 2014-15 winners of the Times of India Social Impact Awards. Read More

IFFCO Bringing Down Energy Consumption in Its Urea Plants

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As the government has made it mandatory for fertiliser firms to produce neem-coated urea, the country’s largest fertiliser co-operative IFFCO is focussing on major energy saving projects to develop good quality neem. In an interview with Prashant Mukherjee, IFFCO chairman US Awasthi emphasises that the rationalisation of subsidies to eliminate leakages should be the government’s priority. Excerpts. Read More

From Bharat to India

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A farmers’ co-operative wants to become a global brand. Can IFFCO make the change? Read More

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