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Lack of urea may affect crops, farmers anxious

punjab Updated: Dec 17, 2014 20:56 IST
HT Correspondent

Farmers are worried for their crop due to the unavailability of urea in the cooperative society of Jamitgarh village.

For a demand of 650 quintals of urea, the society has received only 30 quintals. This society supplies urea to farmers in six villages, namely Jamitgarh, Bibipur, Hindupur, Badali Ala Singh, Manhera and Mukaropur.

Society president Davinderpal Singh said, "We asked for 650 quintals, however, we have received only 30 quintals of urea, which is not enough for even one village," adding, "Farmers have already deposited their money, and are anxious due to the unavailability of urea because a little more delay could destroy our crops."

Davinderpal said they could not buy urea from private shopowners because they sold it at unaffordable prices. He added that, "I have talked to the district manager but he refused to cooperate saying that we would have to make do with what we got."

On this, Markfed district manager Surjit Singh said, "Urea cannot be made available to the society due to lack of documents. However, we will supply the required amount of urea by Tuesday."

Davinderpal said, "If we do not get the urea on time, we will protest by blocking the Chandigarh Road till our demands are met."