Gowda accuses K'taka govt of covering up failures

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Bangalore, Jun 27 (UNI) Former Prime Minister H D Devegowda today accused the BJP government in Karnataka of 'covering up lapses' and accusing the centre 'unnecessarily' with regard to distribution of fertilisers to the farmers in the state.

Speaking to newsmen here he said he had also faced a similar problems during his tenure as the Chief Minister but had efficiently handled the situation by ensuring proper distribution of fertilisers after convincing the centre.

Instead of taking up similar measures, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa was pointing an accusing finger towards the centre, he felt.

Quoting figures of availability of various types of fertilisers furnished to him by the centre, he said these figures showed there were enough stocks in the state, but there was no proper distribution.

He said the urea requirement for the state during June was 1.20 lakh tons and the availability was 2.59 lakh tons, DAP requirement was 1.10 lakh tons and the availability was 1.23 lakh tons and the complex fertiliser's requirement was 1.10 lakh tons and availability was 71270 tons.

Replying to queries he said there was no need for an all party delegation to meet the Prime Minister as suggested by the Chief Minister. The need of the hour was to ensure proper utilisation of fertilisers through efficient distribution, he added.


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