IN PURSUANCE of the State Government’s efforts, the Centre has accorded its sanction to provide an additional 12,000 tonnes of urea to Madhya Pradesh on November 30.
The consignment of additional allotment of urea will reach different parts of the State in the next two days. Agriculture secretary Pravesh Sharma on Friday participated in a meeting held in the Union Fertiliser Ministry in New Delhi reiterating the State’s demand for release of additional allotment of urea.
The Centre directed National Fertilisers Limited (NFL) at Vijaypur to make available its entire urea production to Madhya Pradesh in the next two days.
The Centre also conceded the State’s demand that the entire quantity of additional allotment of urea would be provided to cooperative societies through MARKFED. As a result of additional allotment of urea, chemical fertiliser would be available in the adequate quantity in the State in December. Other suppliers apart from the NFL have already agreed to obtain over one lakh tonne of urea in December itself.
Deputy directors of agriculture department in the districts have been directed to take care of interests of farmers in distribution of fertiliser under the guidance of district collectors. They should also ensure that farmers get urea at prescribed rates.
Appealing to farmers, Agriculture Director Sangram Singh Tomar stated they should purchase the urea as per their requirements and the supply of urea in the State would continue without any interruption.