An Overview of Fertilizer Distribution Scenario in Nepal: a Time Series Analysis (1991/92-2015/16)

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Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Agriculture, Chemical Fertilizers, Consumption, Metric Tons and Trend
Authors:
Pandey, Gobinda; Khanal, Subodh; Pant, Dipendra; Chhetri, Arjun; Basnet, Samsher
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
4
Number:
6
Pages:
319-324
Month:
November
ISSN:
2348-3997
Abstract:
This study is based on the secondary information published by Agriculture Inputs Company Limited (AICL) and Ministry of Agriculture Development (MoAD) of Nepal. The review study was conducted to analyze the yearly trend of fertilizer consumption in Nepal since 1991/92 to 2015/16. Agriculture Inputs Company Limited (AICL) and Salt Trading Corporation Limited play imported role in import of fertilizers from foreign country and distributed through registered agricultural cooperatives with in a country. Sales of chemical fertilizers were increased at the rate of 882.43 MT per year from 1991/92 to 2015/16. Total sale of fertilizers was highly fluctuating and decline up to 2008/09. The trend of chemical fertilizers distributed has been increases after Government of Nepal promulgated subsidy on chemical fertilizers. Under subsidy program 259061 MT of chemical fertilizers was distributed throughout the country in Fiscal year 2015/16. Consumption of fertilizer in Fiscal year 2015/16 is only 83.8 kg per hectare which is very low as compared to that of APP target. Over the years Urea is the most consumed fertilizer, followed by DAP and MOP. It is necessary to increase the fertilizer consumption rate throughout the country to increase the agricultural production and productivity
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