Amid long lines of farmers wanting to buy fertilizer (ammonium phosphate) in southern Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday that he had asked DCs and SPs in Rewari, Mahendragarh, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Nuh and Jhajjar to check vehicles leaving the state by setting up nakas so that fertilizers are not illegally left the state. Haryana officials suspect black fertilizer marketing in neighboring states, with state agriculture minister JP Dalal saying “we have reports of huge black fertilizer marketing in Punjab and the United States. Rajasthan ”.
The chief minister chaired a high-level officers’ meeting on Sunday evening in which the availability and demand for DAP fertilizer was discussed. “There will be no shortage of DAP fertilizer in the state,” he said after the meeting. The state government claims that more fertilizer is available in the market this year compared to last year. However, given the demand from farmers, according to the government, the CM spoke by telephone on Sunday with the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya, to increase six additional rakes on which the Minister of the Union accepted.
Calling on farmers to be patient, Khattar said that there are currently 24 DAP fertilizer rakes available for farmers in the state, and five more rakes will be received. “After CM’s talks with the Union Minister, a total of 11 additional rakes will be available with the state by October 31 after receiving 6 additional rakes. The CM also issued instructions to take strict state border measures to control black marketing of DAP from Haryana to other states. The CM has appointed administrative secretaries in charge of the six districts with immediate effect to closely monitor the situation arising from the DAP request. They will be present in the respective neighborhoods from October 25 to 27 and will monitor the distribution of DAP.
The chief minister told officers that according to farmers who have registered for rabi crops on the ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ portal, DAP fertilizers should be distributed to farmers so that DAP can be made available to farmers. real farmers on time.
While instructing officers to ensure the supply of DAP according to demand, the chief minister said the area where farmers need DAP first should be supplied first. He said that while last year 87,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer were sold in the state through October 24, this year to date 98,000 metric tonnes have been sold. Khattar called on farmers to buy DAP only as needed and not to store excess so that it can be distributed evenly.