Assessment of requirement of fertilizersDepartment of Agriculture & Cooperation organize Zonal Conferences to assess the requirement of fertilizers of States before each cropping season namely Kharif (1st April to 30th September) & Rabi (1st October to 31st March), in consultation with representatives of State Governments, Department of Fertilizers, Lead Fertilizer Suppliers, Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) and ICAR etc. This assessment is made based on the initial requirements projected by State Governments/UTs and they arrive at the requirements of fertilizers on the basis of requirements of NPK nutrients, Consumption pattern, Gross Cropped Area, Irrigated Area etc.
After finalizing requirement of different fertilizers for all States, statement indicating month-wise and fertilizer-wise requirement is prepared and communicated to Department of Fertilizers (DOF) for making supply plan.
Availability of Fertilizers
A weekly audio-visual conference is jointly organized by this Ministry and Department of Fertilizers with all the States to monitor availability of fertilizers as per the monthly allocation plan prepared by Department of Fertilizers.
Implementation of two schemes namely National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility (NPMSHF) and National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF)
Administration of Fertilizer Control Order (FCO), 1985