Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath’s discussion with Union Fertilizer Minister has brought effective results. The Centre has increased the quota of urea to farmers in the state in this Rabi season to 2.52 lakh metric tonnes so that the urea is available to them as per their requirement.
In addition availability of rake for urea transit has also increased. It may be noted that Chief Minister Shri Nath had held a direct discussion with the Union Fertilizer Minister and Union Minister of Railways in this connection.
Video conference with Collectors on December 29
On the instructions of Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, a video conference will be held by senior officials of the Agriculture Development and Farmers Welfare and Cooperatives Department with the district collectors at the Mantralaya on December 29, 2018 at 11 am.
After discussion on the accessibility of fertilizers, distribution of available urea, along with other fertilizers to the farmers, important instructions will be given at the video conference.
Earlier one lakh 75 thousand metric tonnes of urea was allocated to Madhya Pradesh in the month of January. Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath had held a discussion in this connection over phone with the Union Fertilizers and Chemicals Minister Shri Sadanand Gowda sometime back.
In the month of January, 2 lakh 14 thousand metric tonne urea will come from plants in the country whereas 38 thousand metric tonne urea will come from the ports of the country. The Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Department had urged the Centre to supply urea from the plant so
that farmers get continuous supply of urea.
On this appeal of the state government, the central government has increased the supply of urea from the plants.
In the month of December, 3 lakh 70 thousand metric tonne urea has been allotted to the state of which nearly 3.05 lakh metric tonne urea has already been delivered. Remaining 0.45 lakh metric tonne urea is in transit. About 10 rakes of urea are coming daily in the state since few days.
Principal Secretary Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Dr. Rajesh Rajoura said that the district collectors have been instructed to ensure systematic distribution of the urea coming into the state and to keep constant vigilance over it.>