Govt plans Rs 1.4-trn fertilizer subsidy for farmers

Priya Shah
Jan 18, 2022

The increased spending comes ahead of crucial assembly polls and amid efforts by the ruling BJP to win over farmers after facing massive protests against new laws that have since been scrapped

Budget 2022: India is likely to earmark nearly $19 billion in the federal budget to compensate fertilizer companies for selling their products to farmers at lower than market prices, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The finance ministry has penciled in Rs 1.4 trillion ($18.8 billion) as fertilizer subsidy in the budget due Feb. 1, up from Rs 1.3 trillion in the year ending March 31, due to higher raw material costs, the people said, asking not to be identified as…read more