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CM Khattar holds meeting to review availability and demand of DAP fertiliser in Haryana

Chandigarh, October 24

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday held a gathering to overview the supply and demand of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) fertilisers, amid claims by the Opposition that farmers are operating from pillar to put up as there’s a scarcity of those fertilisers.

Although DAP fertilisers can be found available in the market, 1,100 metric tons extra in amount than final 12 months, but in view of the demand of farmers, the Chief Minister spoke to Union Chemical substances and Fertilisers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya over cellphone, based on an official assertion issued after the assembly between Khattar and senior officers.

He urged the Central Minister for six further (practice) rakes of the fertilisers and the Centre has agreed to it, the assertion mentioned.

Chief Minister Khattar asserted that there could be no scarcity of DAP fertilisers within the state.

Congress chief and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had focused the Khattar authorities, alleging that there’s a scarcity and farmers need to run from pillar to put up for DAP fertilisers.

Some farmers had allegedly forcibly taken away over 100 luggage of DAP fertilisers mendacity outdoors a store of a non-public seller in Mahendergarh district’s Ateli city a number of days in the past.

Two days in the past, Haryana Agriculture Minister J P Dalal had claimed that there isn’t any scarcity of DAP fertilisers within the state and added that black marketeers are attempting to undertaking a synthetic scarcity.

Interesting to farmers to be affected person, Khattar mentioned that at current 24 rakes of DAP fertilisers can be found for farmers of the state and 5 extra rakes might be acquired.

After speaking to the Union Minister on Sunday, a complete of 11 extra rakes might be accessible with the state by October 31 after receiving six further rakes, he mentioned, based on the assertion.

Instructions have additionally been given by the Chief Minister to take strict motion on the borders of the state to maintain verify on black advertising of DAP fertilisers from Haryana to different states, it mentioned.

The Chief Minister chaired a high-level assembly of officers this night wherein the supply and demand of DAP fertilisers have been mentioned, the assertion mentioned.

He has directed deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of the border districts of Rewari, Mahendragarh, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Nuh and Jhajjar to verify autos going out of the state in order that DAP fertilisers are usually not taken out  illegally.

Khattar has appointed administrative secretaries in-charge for the six districts with rapid impact to maintain an in depth watch on the state of affairs.

They are going to be current of their respective districts from October 25 to 27 and can control the DAP fertilisers’ distribution, the assertion mentioned.

The Chief Minister informed officers that DAP fertilisers ought to be made accessible on time to farmers, who’ve registered for Rabi crops on the ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ portal.

Whereas directing officers to make sure provide of DAP fertilisers based on demand, the Chief Minister mentioned that the realm the place farmers want these fertilisers ought to be equipped first.

He mentioned that whereas final 12 months 87,000 metric ton of DAP fertilisers was offered within the state until October 24, this 12 months until date 98,000 metric ton has been offered.

Khattar has appealed to the farmers to solely buy DAP fertilisers based on requirement and to not retailer further in order that it may be distributed equally to all farmers. PTI

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