Odisha’s  Agriculture Minister Dr Arun Sahoo  appeals center to provide fertilizers for farming during Kharif month

Bhubaneswar : Odisha Agriculture Minister Dr Arun Sahoo appeals Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, DV Sadananda Gowda to provide fertilizers to farmers of Odisha during Kharif season here on Monday.

The minister said that we will always be obliged to Centre for supplying of fertilisers to Odisha in the month of April-2021 but even we request you to supply us the fertilisers during the Kharif month i.e. month of May & June as there is an acute shortage of it is being faced by farmers in this season.

In a letter Sahoo said, only 34,340 MT of Urea has been supplied to the State against the monthly allocation of 48,950 MT during the May. Also during the current June, only 18,690 MT of Urea has been supplied against the monthly allocation of 70,830 MT.

Similarly, during May & June-2021, only 37,519 MT of DAP, 8,803 MT of MOP & 46,902 MT of NPK has been supplied to the State against the allocation of 82,000 MT of DAP,28,900 MT of MOP & 81,600 MT of NPK. During the last Kharif, the State has experienced scarcity of Urea due to the short supply of 45,000 MT of Urea to the State, as a result, there was law and order situation in most of the district of the State. So the State has planned to preposition 2, 00,000 MT of Urea through the State Fertiliser Procurement Agencies by the end of June 2021,” he added.