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Highest ever domestic production of Urea in 2015-16

NEW DELHI:  Domestic production of urea was the highest ever in the year 2015-16. Urea production was 244.75 LMT in the last financial year. This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers  Mansukh L. Mandaviya in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday,19 July,2016.

Department of Fertilizers is mandated to provide all subsidized chemical fertilizers to the States/UTs as per requirement projected by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) in consultation with States. In order to meet the gap between domestic demand and indigenous production, urea is imported. In the year 2015-16, domestic production of urea was the highest ever. Import is going to reduce gradually as production of urea increases.