Mandatory neem coating in the case of urea
There is a mandatory coating of urea with neem oil. It curtailed the diversion of urea to non-farm uses and prompted efficient use of the crop nutrient.
The new step will curtail the illegal diversion of urea for other purposes. Urea is the most used fertiliser in India.
Following are some of the positive benefits of Neem Coating of Urea.
(i) Improvement in soil health.
(ii) Reduction in costs with respect to plant protection chemicals.
(iii) Reduction in pest and disease attack.
(iv) An increase in yield in several crops.
The New Urea Policy 2015 aims at maximizing indigenous urea production; promoting energy efficiency in urea production; and rationalizing subsidy burden on the government.