Release 5 LMT urea, Punjab urges Centre

No shortage of fertiliser, minister assures farmers

Release 5 LMT urea, Punjab urges Centre

Chandigarh, November 23

Agriculture Minister Randeep Singh Nabha on Tuesday demanded five lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of urea till December 15 from Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya. During a virtual meeting with the Union Minister, Nabha said the state needed an adequate quantity of urea during the first 25 days of sowing of wheat.

A total of 6.72 LMT of urea was available, he said, adding state farmers critically needed 5 LMT Urea to date.

Reviewing the stock of fertilisers, Nabha assured that there had been no shortage of urea in the state to date, but stressed the state needed adequate and uninterrupted supply well in time. — TNS

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