The Cabinet Committee
on Economic Affairs has approved that the payment of fertilizer subsidy
to companies will be based on the receipt of fertilizers and the
acknowledgement of receipts of fertilizers by the retailers (last point
of sale of fertilizers). The acknowledgement of the receipt will be
tracked on the ICT enabled mobile Fertilizer Monitoring System (mFMS)
and the fertilizer Monitoring System (FMS). A part of the subsidy will
be paid on receipt of fertilizers in the district to the companies.
The CCEA further approved that the Department of Fertilizers will also
be carrying out a pilot in 10 districts for information visibility on
sale of fertilizers to the farmers. This will also be tracked through
ICT enabled tools, and identification of the farmers will be done
through the Kisan Credit Card, Aadhaar No., Bank A/c. No. etc. The pilot
will be started by the end of this year.