The company has launched IPA based hand sanitizers under the brand name ‘CORORID’, which conforms to WHO’s recommended formulation.
“We have released the draft gazette notification for banning these pesticides. Companies may give their objections and representations within 45 days from May 14 before the final notification is issued after review of their objections,” said an agriculture ministry official, who did not wish to be identified.
LG Polymers on Monday said it has completed transportation of its inventory of deadly Styrene Monomer (SM) from Visakhapatnam to South Korea.
The Korean firm said it has begun the transportation of styrene monomer inventory within the plant as well as the styrene tank at the Visakhapatnam port by vessels to South Korea “to prevent and eliminate all risks factors.”
State-owned NFL achieved 71 per cent growth in sales of fertilisers in April 2020 at 3.62 lakh tonnes on rising demand for nutrients from farmers despite the nationwide lockdown.
The report further said the lockdowns have adversely affected the demand for chemicals and petrochemicals owing to decline in consumption and shutting down of manufacturing plants, supply chains and distribution networks.
The body has also raised serious concerns with the new Pesticide Management Bill, which heightens the criminalisation of business operations, as there are penalties of up to Rs 50 lakh with an imprisonment up to 5 years or both, without differentiating between minor or major offences.
JB Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals on Monday said it has received approval from the US health regulator to market Carbamazepine extended release tablets used in the treatment of epilepsy.
"Under the new guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for the extended lockdown period up to May 3, the government, private industries and industrial establishments operating in rural areas, outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities, have been allowed to operate from April 20.
The development assumes significance in the wake of relaxation of certain guidelines for industries to operate in the second phase of the lockdown to curb spread of COVID-19.
Separately, the cabinet relaxed the requirement of Aadhaar for PM-Kisan scheme benefits in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Assam and Meghalaya until March 2021. Farmers in these regions were exempted until March this year because of slow Aadhaar penetration.
The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has also constituted a team to prepare a road map for reforms and achieve higher growth in the fertiliser sector in a medium to long term period. The intervention at the highest level is ensuring required availability of fertilisers to farmers across India, it said.
Crop protection products manufacturer UPL Limited has till date sprayed 11.5 lakh litre of the disinfectant solution in the states of Gujarat,Maharashtra, Telangana, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, and is working to extend the exercise to other states as identified by the government.
NFL has recorded total fertiliser sale of more than 57 tonnes of all products, beating its previous best of 48.95 lakh tonnes achieved during 2018-19. "With this, the company achieved a sales growth of 16.2 per cent over the previous year," the company said in a regulatory filing.
“The decision to postpone the long-term supply auction was taken prior to the declaration of the lockdown. We are keeping a close watch on the situation and may push it back further if necessary,” said SK Gupta, chairman, MSTC.
Coal India buys explosives worth Rs 2,000 crore in a year. Even smaller subsidiaries like Eastern Coalfields receive 45-50 tankers a day while for larger ones the requirement is larger
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