The Fertilizer (Inorganic, Organic or Mixed) (Control) Third Amendment Order, 2021

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on May 31, 2021 has issued the Fertilizer (Inorganic, Organic or Mixed) (Control) Third Amendment Order, 2021 to further amend the Fertilizer (Inorganic, Organic or Mixed) (Control) Order, 1985. The following amendment in the Fertilizer (Inorganic, Organic or Mixed) (Control) Order, 1985 are as follows: In Schedule – I Part -A which specifies “Specifications of Fertilizers”, under Part-A 1 (c) which specifies “Straight Potassium Fertilizers”, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely: “7. Potassium Magnesium Sulphate (granular) (i) Moisture per cent. by weight, maximum 0.5 (ii) Magnesium as MgO per cent. by weight, minimum 10.0 (iii) Potash as K2O per cent.by weight, minimum 30.0 (iv) Sulphate Sulphur as S per cent. by weight, minimum 17.0 (v) Total Chlorides per cent. by weight, maximum 2.5 (vi) Particle Size 90% of the material shall be retained between 5 mm IS sieve and on 2 mm IS sieve.” Part -A 1(g) which specifies “Micronutrients”, the following serial number and entries shall be inserted, namely: "24. Magnesium Hydroxide and Zinc Phosphate (i) Magnesium as Mg per cent. by weight minimum 24.0 (ii) Zinc as Zn per cent. by weight minimum 10.0 (iii) pH (50 g/L) 8.5+/-1 (iv) Available Phosphorus as P2O5, per cent. by weight minimum 2.5."

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