Grain by Grain: Green rating of the fertilizer sector

Book will be officially released on July 29th evening, by the Hon. Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar.


The book benchmarks the fertiliser industry on the whole, as well as individual plants. It highlights the best practices in the hope that they will be emulated, and underlining poor practices so that they would be discarded.

It examines every plant in great detail. The industry will have to play a key role in helping the world deal with two big environmental challenges: nitrogen pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. How will this be achieved? What direction should the policy environment take? How should the industry go about it? The rating raises and answers these questions as well.

India has a thriving fertilizer manufacturing industry, with government, cooperative and private players owning more than 30 units spread across the length and breadth of the country. Urea is the most important fertilizer, constituting 80 per cent of India’s total fertilizer consumption.

The book is priced at Rs.850.

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