Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya Inaugurates FAI Annual Seminar at New Delhi

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Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya Inaugurates FAI Annual Seminar

Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, and Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) Annual Seminar 2022 (Fertilizer Sector by 2030) at New Delhi on 7 December. 

Important facts

  • Arun Singhal, Secretary Department of Fertilizers, Arvind Chaudhary, DG FAI, KS Raju, Chairman FAI and representatives of Industries and other senior officials of the Ministry were also present on the occasion.

  • Dr Mansukh Mandaviya stated that one of the important components for ensuring food security is fertilizers.

  • There has been a huge increase in the prices of fertilizers and raw materials during the last three years.

  • The government has made various reforms and has ensured that fertilizers are made available to Indian farmers at affordable prices.

  • The Government has increased the amount of fertilizer subsidy from US dollars 10 Billion for the pre-pandemic year 2019-20 to almost US dollars 27 Billion in the current year. 

  • Government has signed various MoUs between Indian fertilizer companies and foreign suppliers to ensure stability in fertilizer supply to farmers.

  • On this occasion, the Union Minister also released three FAI publications and FAI Data portal. 

  • This portal will create a uniform database and avoid manual input of data by FAI.

Theme of FAI Annual Seminar 

  • Seminar is devoted to the theme ‘Fertilizer Sector by 2030’.

  • In the seminar there will be a presentation on technologies for green fertilizers, worldwide developments in sustainability area, sustainable agriculture, green financing and optimising cost of logistics.

About Fertiliser Association of India

  • It is a non-profit and non-trading company representing mainly the fertiliser manufacturers, distributors, importers, equipment manufacturers, research institutes and suppliers of inputs. 

  • The Association was established in 1955 with the objective of bringing together all concerned with the production, marketing and use of fertilisers.

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