Reliance KG D6 gas saves 32% in fertilizer subsidy: Govt

Reliance Industries’ KG-D6 gas has saved 32 per cent in fertiliser subsidy as urea making plants shifted from costlier liquid fuels to cheaper gas, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

“The reduction in naphtha usage in existing gas-based unites has reduced the subsidy cost to the government by approximately 32 per cent. The reduction in subsidy by shifting to natural gas has resulted in savings of subsidy bill,” the minister told the Upper House in a written reply.

Fertiliser subsidy is pegged at Rs 49,980.73 crore in 2010-11 fiscal from Rs 52,980.25 crore in the previous year. In 2008-09 fiscal, subsidy was over Rs 1,00,000 crore.

Under fertiliser subsidy, the government would provide Rs 15,980.73 crore for indigenous (urea) fertilisers, Rs 5,500 crore for imported (urea) fertilisers and Rs 28,500 crore for sale of decontrolled fertilisers (DAP, MOP and complexes) with concession to farmers.



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