Situation in Haveri district returns to normalcy: Minister

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

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

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

"Had the concerned officials taken timely measures this kind of adverse situation would not have arised" he said.

He said that Haveri has sufficient quantity of stock of Urea, which would be required after plantation of crops, the DAP and Phospate, needed during sowing time will be made available sufficiently by the government.

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