Integrated Plant Nutrition Management Bill

The central government has proposed a law to empower it to repair fertilizers' maximum asking price and control their quality and distribution.
Abhinaya M

Updated: Feb 18, 2022 09:59:42 am

18 February 2022 Current Affairs:The central government has proposed a law to empower it to repair fertilizers' maximum asking price and control their quality and distribution.

Highlights:
  • All stakeholders have been asked to comment on the Department of Fertilizers' proposed Integrated Plant Nutrition Management Bill, 2022.
  • It is the convenient public interest that the central government should take under its control on distribution, price, and quality of standards of fertilizers.
Provisions 
  • The bill seeks to determine India's Integrated Plant Nutrition Management Authority.
  • It aims to promote the development and sustainable use of balanced fertilizers, including bio-fertilizers, nano-fertilizers, bio-stimulates, and organic fertilizers.
  • It seeks to simplify manufacturing production, distribution, and price management of fertilizers across India. 
  • This may help in improving the convenience of doing business.
  • Central Government would be ready to fix maximum prices or rates at which any fertilizer could also be sold by a dealer, importer, manufacturer, or fertilizer marketing entity.
  • It also aims to empower the Centre to repair different rates or prices for fertilizers having different storage periods or for various classes of consumers or various areas.
  • No person would be ready to manufacture, import, purchasable, sell, or market without obtaining appropriate registration.
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