• search

Illegal fertilizers abundant in NE

Written by: Staff
|

Aizawl, Jul 7 (UNI) Every year an estimated amount of two lakh tones of illegal fertiliser are smuggled to India and Myanmar from Bangladesh.

Both intelligence and customs officials revealed that the smuggling acivities, especially into the NE region, is being carried out mainly through waterways.

According to the inputs given by the officials, fertilisers from Chittagong are comparatively superior and cheaper than the available fertilisers in the region.

Fertiliser rates in Bangladesh is Taka 240 per 50 kg for the dealers-which makes one ton fertiliser cost at Taka 4,800.

Chittagong based smugglers buy fertilisers at the rate of Taka 5,500 to Taka 6,500 from the dealers.

Customs incharge Alagari Swamy posted in Zakhawthar(Indo-Myanmar) border district of the state told UNI that the smuggled fertilisers comes through state and passed to Myanmar along the border areas.

He also added that inadequate custom staff and improper border fencing has lead to such illegal activities.

However, he pointed out the proposed 5 crore land-custom station at Zakhawthar would be able to curb the illegal exports across the border.

Intelligence sources added that the fertiliser companies of Bangladesh are not in a position to meet the domestic demand of 26,50,00 MT in last fiscal, which forced Dhaka to import 650,000 tonnes of fertiliser at the rate of Taka 20,000 per tonne.

UNI SNR PP SS1215

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more