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Government of India
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
09-December-2010 16:07 IST
Closure of Small Scale Industries
Department of Fertilizers introduced revised policy for ad-hoc concession for Single Super Phosphate (SSP) w.e.f. 1.10.2009 to 30.4.2010 and Nutrient Based Subsidy Policy for Single super Phosphate (SSP) w.e.f. 1.5.2010, which, inter-alia, provide that only those SSP units shall be eligible to claim subsidy from Department of Fertilizers, which are able to produce 50% of their annual installed capacity or 40,000 MTs per annum whichever is lower. This condition is applicable over all the SSP manufacturing units irrespective of their size. SSP, as such, is a source of phosphate and sulphur and a viable substitute of DAP in the country. At present only 35% of the 80 lakhs MTs annual installed capacity of SSP in the country is being utilized. In order to encourage production of SSP in the country, the manufacturers have been asked to produce 50% of the annual installed capacity or 40,000 MTs per annum whichever is lower. This is to encourage more production of Single Super Phosphate (SSP) and its availability in the country.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Srikant Kumar Jena in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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