Adequate fertilizers, seed stocks available in JK: Mir
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Srinagar, Mar 1: Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir today assured the Lower House that there was adequate stocks of fertilizers in the State adding that he will take steps to further streamline the distribution to ensure that the farmers do not face any problem.
The minister, according to an official statement, was replying to supplementaries on a question by Jugal Kishore.
Giving details about the fertilizer stocks in Jammu, he said that one rack of urea reached Jammu on Feb 26, as per the assurances given in the House, adding that one more rack was expected to arrive here in, next the two days. He said two racks of Urea stocks have been reserved for meeting emergency requirements. Regarding their availability and distribution, the minister said the seeds are being provided to the farmers as per demand which is about 10 percent of the total requirement. He said at the national level also the seeds distributed through the government is twenty five percent of the total requirement. He said that steps are afoot to match the national average in terms of the distribution of seeds.
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