Urea quota increased to 2.52 lakh MT for farmers  

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Dec 2018 14:52:29


 

Staff Reporter,

Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s discussion with Union Fertiliser Minister has yielded positive results. The Centre has increased quota of urea to farmers in the State in this Rabi season to 2.52 lakh metric tonnes so that urea is available to farmers as per their requirement. In addition, availability of rake for urea transit has also increased.

Chief Minister Kamal Nath had a discussion with Union Fertiliser Minister and Union Minister of Railways in this regard. Video conference with Collectors on December 29: On the instructions of Chief Minister Kamal Nath, a video-conference will be held by senior officials of the Agriculture Development and Farmers Welfare and Cooperatives Department with district collectors at the Mantralaya at 11 am on December 29. After discussion on accessibility of fertilisers, distribution of available urea, along with other fertilisers to farmers, important instructions will be given during video conference.

Earlier, 1,75,000 metric tonnes of urea was allocated to Madhya Pradesh in January. Chief Minister Kamal Nath held discussion in this regard on phone with Union Fertilisers and Chemicals Minister Sadanand Gowda sometime back. In the month of January, 2,14,000 metric tonne urea will come from plants in the country whereas 38,000 metric tonne urea will come from ports of the country. Farmers’ Welfare and Agriculture Development Department had urged the Centre to supply urea from the plant so that farmers get continuous supply of urea. On this appeal of the State Government, the Central Government has increased supply of urea from the plants.

In December, 3,70,000 metric tonne urea has been allotted to the State of which nearly 3.05 lakh metric tonne urea has already been delivered. Remaining 0.45 lakh metric tonne urea is in transit. About 10 rakes of urea are coming daily in the State since few days. Principal Secretary Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Dr Rajesh Rajoura said that the district collectors have been instructed to ensure systematic distribution of urea coming into the State and to maintain constant vigil.