KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has doubled the budget for the procurement of chemical fertilizers.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Chemical fertilizers have started entering Nepal this year via Tatopani, the northern border crossing of Nepal with China.

KATHMANDU, March 14: The government has cut the grant amounts being provided to farmers for the purchase of chemical fertilizers, which will hit farmers hard with expensive agricultural inputs.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The first tranche of about 30,000 metric tons of chemical fertilizer will arrive in Nepal this week following a government to government agreement signed with India.

Chitwan, Nov 1: Krishi Samagri Company Limited has started selling chemical fertilizers. The sale of DAP and potassium fertilizers has been started across the country from Monday through the local governments.

BIRGUNJ, August 15: Locals have seized six trucks loaded with chemical fertilizers from Bhutandevi-based province office store of the Agriculture Inputs Company Limited.

BIRGUNJ, August 11: Chemical fertilizers (Urea) procured by the Agriculture Inputs Company Limited through global bidding is being supplied to 16 districts.

DOTI, July 3: Farmers in Doti are worried over the shortage of chemical fertilizer. They are bound to transplant paddy despite not having chemical fertilizer.

SARLAHI, Dec 26: Farmers in Sarlahi are struggling to get chemical fertilizers for the cultivation of winter crops.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Chemical fertilizers that were stuck in Indian sea ports for the past few months have started to arrive in Nepal. As per the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), the imported fertilizers started arriving on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: The government has said that it will distribute fertilizers to farmers as per  a schedule to avoid crowding in the distribution centers.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Although the government has been reiterating its promise on adequate supply of chemical fertilizers during the rice transplantation season, the farmers this year too are likely to suffer from the perennial problem.

KATHMANDU, March 19: The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development is preparing to launch an electronic system to track distribution of chemical fertilizers in the country.

KAILALI, Oct 19: Farmers of Sudurpashchim Province get 50% less chemical fertilizers against their demand, as the federal government has been limiting its quota to the provincial body by half the demand.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakrapani Khanal has said that for Nepal, like other South Asian countries, food management has been the real challenge, not famine.

MAHENDRANAGAR, May 6: Excessive use of chemical fertilizers by farmers is found increasing the acidity of the soil in their fields. The level of acidity in the soil has increased due to the lack of organic matter. It is said the crop yield is declining every year due to the increasing soil acidity and lack of organic nutrients for the plants. Various tests carried out vindicate to this.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 18: Bhaktapur is known as the district of farmers. However, every year this district faces a shortage of chemical fertilizers, mostly during the plantation period. As a result of the shortage, farmers of the district have been facing difficulties in wheat plantation.