Fertilizer shortage rumours false, baseless: Centre

Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Bhagwanth Khuba addresses a press conference in New Delhi on October 28, 2021. (PIB)

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Bhagwanth Khuba today termed fertilizer shortage rumours as ‘false and baseless.

Addressing a press conference here, Khuba requested farmers not to believe the rumors of fertilizer shortage.

“There are rumors in certain quarters that there is going to be a fertilizer shortage in the country and farmers should collect enough fertilizer for the next four months. Such rumours are false and completely baseless. As the Minister in charge of the Department of Fertilizers, I assure farmers that they will be made available the amount of fertilizer they require,” said the MoS.

He said that Complex fertilizer use has been increasing in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and parts of Karnataka in the past two years.

“Farmers in the state will benefit if they adopt complex fertilizers. Complex fertilizer gives better results than DAP. This is why the government is recommending the purchase of complex manure instead of DAP.”

Khuba added that the production of nano urea has increased this year and production of nano DAP will start from next year.

“22 lakh metric tonnes of urea is available in Karnataka. Rabi Season needs 2 lakh metric tonnes of DAP, which will be produced. We have taken action in two factories.”

The Union Minister added that the Monsoon season has seen good rainfall throughout the state of Karnataka and 78.51 lakh hectares of land have been sown.

“The supply of input material needed for sowing has been adequately addressed by the state. Arrangements have been made to supply fertilizers to the districts as a share of the central government,” he stated. (Press Release)

 

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