Fertilizer crisis is Himachal: Centre agrees to release 6,000 MT urea



Shimla: Fertilizer crisis in Himachal Pradesh may ease up a bit with the ministry of chemicals and fertilizers agreeing to release 6,000 MT Urea to the state from National Fertilizer Ltd, Nangal.

Dr JC Rana, director, agriculture, said here today that the issue was taken up by the state time and again in view of short supply of urea by the manufacturers, mainly National Fertilizers Ltd. Dr Rana said that urea demand of 30,000 MT for the current season up to July month was sent to the government of India in February, 2010. He said that against the allocation of 17,500 MT urea from NFL, Nangal, only 11,000 MT has been supplied whereas IFFCO has already supplied 15,000 MT urea against their allotment of 13,000 MT. He said that the State had received 26,000 MT urea till now.

He said that with the supply of urea from Nangal, Hoshiarpur and Chandigarh, the situation of Urea availability would be comfortable within next 3-4 days. He further said that supplies have been dispatched to Mandi, Chamba and Kullu districts from where reports of short supply were coming.

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