‘Adequate fertilizer available in valley’
Srinagar, June 12: The Agriculture Department today said that adequate quantity of chemical fertilizers was available in all parts of the Valley.
In a statement, the Department’s spokesman said there were sufficient stocks of Urea and MOP to meet the requirements of Kharif crops particularly rice at transplanting stage though, because lesser availability at National level, there was some shortage of DAP for a brief period, but due to concentrated efforts of Minister of Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir, 25900 quintals of DAP had been made available through IFFCO for Valley on June 8 and the same has been dispatched to all districts as such there was no dearth of fertilizers in any district.
“Additional 23000 quintals of DAP from Chambal fertilizers would become available in the valley in the coming couple of days along with about same quantity from TATA Chemicals.”
Reacting to news story carried by Greater Kashmir about the shortage of DAP fertilizer in Bandipora district, the spokesman clarified that 1080 quintals of DAP had been dispatched to Bandipora during the last two days and additional quantity of 1350 quintals would be sent in next couple of days.
There is sufficient stocking of Urea fertilizer in the district, he added.
Meanwhile, the spokesman requested the farmers of the valley to contact Field functionaries of Agriculture Department in case of any shortage or complaint regarding fertilizers in any part of the valley.
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