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Women leave chores, students skip classes to get DAP fertiliser in Rewari, Gurugram

Women leave chores, students skip classes to get DAP fertiliser in Rewari, Gurugram


Rewari, October 21

The acute shortage of DAP (di-ammonium phosphate) fertiliser has forced farmers, especially elderly ones, to rope in women members of their family and college-going children to line up at sale counters in the district to buy the fertiliser.

Editorial: DAP shortage: Fertiliser crunch troubling farmers

Women are leaving household chores and students are skipping classes to help their parents in getting the fertiliser.

Savita, a housewife from Khol village, said as only two bags of the fertiliser were being given against an Aadhaar card even while the requirement was much more, women were leaving their household chores and coming to the sale centres.

“My father cannot stand in queue for a long time due to his age. So, I have come here to buy DAP fertiliser. But no system to distribute it has been developed here, leading to chaos. Not only me but several other students are coming here daily after skipping their classes but many of them have had to return empty-handed,” said Manisha, an undergraduate student.

Naveen, another student, said elderly farmers had no other option but to rope in their family members to get DAP for mustard and wheat crops. “I came to the sale counter early in the morning but have not yet got the fertiliser. It is affecting my studies badly,” he added.

Manju, another housewife, said she came here to help her husband who could not get DAP fertiliser yesterday due to heavy rush as there was no proper system for its distribution.

Meanwhile, Congress MLA Chiranjeev Rao visited grain markets in Rewari city and interacted with farmers who had lined up to get fertiliser.

While Deputy Commissioner Yashendra Singh could not be contacted, Balwant Singh, Deputy Director (Agriculture), said a system had been developed to ensure that every farmer could get DAP fertiliser.

Gurugram: The shortage of DAP has left farmers of Nuh district harried. Their children are skipping school to queue up for the fertiliser.

With no resolution in sight so far, farmers have now started queuing up outside shops in the wee hours. Many are even sleeping there at night with the entire family. Tokens are being distributed and only five farmers are being allowed at one time in a store and it takes an average of four to five hours to get a bag of this fertiliser. — TNS


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