Urea availability in Haryana adequate, says Chatha

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Chandigarh, Dec 11 (UNI) The consumption of urea fertiliser for the current Rabi season in Haryana has been assessed at a level of 11 lakh MT, out of which 6.11 lakh MT has already been supplied to the state.

Stating this here today, Agriculture Minister Harmohinder Singh Chatha said a buffer stock of 41,000 MT urea was available with Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO), the lead fertilizer supplier for the state. The stock had been released for sale to the farmers through institutional agency like HAFED, Haryana Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (HLRDC) and Haryana Agro-Industries Corporation (HAIC).

The institutional agencies had already lifted more than 33,000 MT urea fertilizer, out of the available buffer stock, he added.

Mr Chatha said the availability of urea and DAP fertilisers in the state was adequate and supply and distribution was being monitored on day-to-day basis.

He said that against the requirement of 7.20 lakh MT of urea fertiliser up to December 2007, 6.11 MT had already become available to the state and another 1.44 lakh MT was expected to be supplied by the end of the month making a total availability of 7.61 lakh MT of urea fertiliser in the state up to December 2007.

Besides, the state planned to make available another quantity of 2.20 lakh MT urea in January next. There will be no shortage of urea fertiliser in the state during the current Rabi season, he added.

He said the state had been supplied 3.59 lakh MT DAP fertiliser against the total requirement of 4 lakh MT for current Rabi season and adequate quantity of DAP fertiliser was available in every nook and corner of the state.

UNI

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