Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, November 23
Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister JP Dalal has assured that there would be no more shortage of DAP in the state and the growers would not have to face any difficulty while sowing the rabi crops.
He said this during a videoconference with Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Chemical and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya here on Tuesday.
He expressed gratitude to the Union Minister for meeting the immediate demand of DAP arising due to untimely rains in some parts of Haryana. With this immediate assistance provided to the state by the Centre, there was no more shortage of the fertiliser, Dalal added.
He further said DAP was imported to India. During the pandemic, it was a tough time for DAP production, distribution and shipping, which further led to its shortage in the country.
He said DAP was purchased at the rate of Rs 3,000 per bag but keeping in view the interest of farmers, it had been provided to them at the rate of Rs 1,200 per bag by the Centre.
Further discussing about the requirement of urea with the Union Minister, Dalal said about 11 lakh metric tonne (MT) of the fertilizer was required in the state. About 4.5 lakh MT of urea had already been made available to the state by the Centre, he claimed.
Meanwhile, the Union Minister also approved the demand of providing 4.5 lakh MT of urea to Haryana till December 31, 2021.
Dalal said keeping in view the welfare of farmers, the urea that was imported at Rs 2,400 per bag was further provided to the farmers at Rs 267 per bag by the Central and the state governments.
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