Elaborate arrangements for fertilizer distribution

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Bangalore, Jun 13 (UNI) The situation in Haveri district, where one farmer was killed in police firing on June 11 when farmers agitation turned violent on fertilizer issue, has returned to normal as the state government has made elaborate arrangements to distribute the required quantity of chemical fertilizer to farmers, Karnataka Minister for Public Works C M Udasi said today.

Speaking to newspersons here, he said due to early onset of monsoon in Haveri, Dharwad and Gadag districts, there was a spurt in the demand for fertilizers from the farmers for which district administration had not prepared.

Mr Udasi, who also hails from Haveri district, said during Governor's rule, no effort was made to visualize the demand for fertilizer which was the root cause for shortage of fertilizer.

If the concerned officials had taken timely measures, this adverse situation would not have arisen, he said.

The Haveri had sufficient quantity of stock of Urea, which would be required after plantation of crops, he said, adding, Phospate and DAP would be made available sufficiently by the government during sowing time.

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