Chandigarh, Oct 18 (UNI) The Haryana administration has urged the farmers to use MAP fertilisers in order to increase the fertility of soil even as it has clarified that there was no shortage of DAP fertiliser in the state.
Agriculture Department Director Ashok Khemka today said to ensure adequate availability of Phosphorus fertilisers, the Central government had decided to import the Mono Ammonia Phosphorus (MAP), he said.
Mr Khemka urged the farmers of the state to use MAP fertilisers in order to increase the fertility of soil with the supplement of Phosphorus and also to maintain the balance of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in the soil.
He said the maximum price of both the fertilisers, MAP and DAP was Rs 467.50 per bag of 50 kg.
Mr Khemka said the Central government had decided to import Mono Ammonia Phosphorus (MAP) which could be used as a substitute of DAP.
He said that in MAP fertiliser, there was 11 per cent of Nitrogen and 52 per cent of Phosphorus whereas in DAP, there was 18 per cent of Nitrogen and 46 per cent of Phosphorus. Hence, in MAP, there was 6 per cent more Phosphorus.
The decision to import MAP was taken for ensuring maximum availability of Phosphorus.
Two railway racks of the imported fertiliser had already reached at Bhiwani and Fatehabad from Kandala Port and one Rack for Hisar had been deported from the port.