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Centre denies fertiliser scarcity in rabi season


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The Centre on Friday stated there may be satisfactory availability of key fertilisers, together with urea and DAP, within the nation for the continued rabi season and rejected experiences of scarcity in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. It launched all-India stage information associated to provide and gross sales to assert every thing was superb.

“There have been some media experiences claiming scarcity of fertilizers in Trichy and in Rajasthan. Such experiences are past the information,” the Fertiliser Ministry stated in an announcement.

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In line with the ministry, professional rata requirement of urea as much as November 16 was 57.40 lakh tonnes (lt), in opposition to which the federal government has ensured availability of 92.54 lt. The gross sales of urea have been reported at 38.43 lt, it stated. In case of Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP), the ministry stated the professional rata requirement as much as November 16 was 26.98 lt, in opposition to which 36.90 lt had been made accessible.

As reported by businessline, farmer chief Rampal Jat had stated that Rajasthan acquired 4.65 lt of urea till November 13, in opposition to the demand of 9 lt throughout October-November and equally DAP availability was 2.15 lt in opposition to a requirement of three.20 lt.

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The Centre is sending fertilizers as per have to all States, and it’s the duty of respective State governments to make sure availability by way of correct intra-district and inter-district distribution, it added.

The ministry additionally stated that the professional rata requirement of Muriate of Potash (MoP) as much as November 16 was 5.28 lt in opposition to which it has ensured availability of 8.04 lt, whereas gross sales had been to the tune of three.01 lt. In case of advanced (NPKS) fertilisers, the requirement was 20.12 lt as much as November 16 and the provision was greater than double at 40.76 lt.

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The Agriculture Ministry’s weekly replace on rabi sowing identified that some districts in Punjab have confronted shortages of DAP for the wheat crop whereas the fertiliser provides in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir are regular. There are not any updates on inputs availability in different States.


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