PM inaugurated One Nation One Fertilizer Scheme

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Source: The post is based on the article “PM inaugurated One Nation One Fertilizer Scheme” published in The Hindu on 18th October 2022.

What is the News?

The Prime Minister has inaugurated 600 Kisan Samridhi Kendras and launched One Nation One Fertilizer Scheme and Indian Edge magazine.

What is One Nation One Fertilizer Scheme?

One Nation, One Fertilizer scheme is also known as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Urvarak Pariyojana.

Under this scheme, all type of fertilizers whether it is DAP, NPK or urea will be sold under the brand name of ‘Bharat’. 

This will standardize fertilizer brands across the nation irrespective of the company that manufactures it.

This will also help the farmers to get rid of all kinds of confusion about the quality of fertilizers and their availability. 

What is PM-Kisan Samridhi Kendras(PM-KSK)?

Launched by: Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers. 

Under the scheme, the retail fertilizer shops in the country will be converted into PMKSK in a phased manner. 

PMKSK will cater to a wide variety of needs of the farmers and provide agri-inputs (fertilizers, seeds, implements), testing facilities for soil, seeds, and fertilizers; generate awareness among farmers; provide information regarding various government schemes and ensure regular capacity building of retailers at block/district level outlets. 

More than 3.3 lakh retail fertilizer shops are planned to be converted into PMKSK.

Read more: Empowering farmers is essential for the broad prosperity of India
What is Indian Edge?

Indian Edge is an e-magazine on fertilizers. The magazine will provide information on domestic and international fertilizer scenarios, including recent developments, price trends analysis, availability and consumption, and success stories of farmers, among others.

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