The introduction of a new procedure for the analysis of fertiliser samples is aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the existing procedures, or it may be designed to address a specific issue or concern related to fertilisers.
The new system for analyzing fertiliser samples appears to be aimed at ensuring greater transparency and accountability in the fertiliser supply chain. By requiring the inspector to draw three samples and send one for analysis to a state-notified laboratory, the policy is designed to ensure that fertiliser samples are analyzed accurately and impartially.
The depositing of the remaining two samples with the authority designated by the state also serves as a check on the inspector’s actions, as it allows for additional testing if necessary. Additionally, by providing the dealer/manufacturer with the option to send one of the two samples to the state-authorized officer for simultaneous analysis at any of the authorized laboratories of the National Test House (NTH), the policy aims to ensure that the testing process is fair and impartial.
The provision for referee analysis at the Central Fertilizer Quality Control and Training Institute (CFQCTI), Faridabad, in case of variance in the two reports, further reinforces the policy’s commitment to transparency and fairness in the fertiliser testing process.
Referee analysis is a well-established practice in quality control and is often used as a final check to resolve discrepancies in test results. By providing for referee analysis at the CFQCTI, the policy aims to ensure that any discrepancies in the initial test results are resolved in a fair and impartial manner.
Overall, the new system for analyzing fertiliser samples appears to be a positive development for farmers and the fertiliser industry, as it promotes greater transparency and accountability in the supply chain. However, the success of the policy will depend on its effective implementation and enforcement by the government authorities.