Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh state has got only 1.71 lakh metric tonnes of chemical fertilizer against the demand of 2.32 lakh metric tonnes

Chhattisgarh state has got only 1.71 lakh metric tonnes of chemical fertilizer against the demand of 2.32 lakh metric tonnes

Raipur:
Chhattisgarh state is not receiving even its allotted quality of chemical
fertilizers as per the quota approved by the Central Government for this Rabi
season. The state has received only 1.71 lakh (74 per cent) of chemical fertilizers
against the demand of 2.32 lakh 32 thousand metric tonnes, for this Rabi season
till January 2022.

Chhattisgarh
has got a plan for supply of 1.20 lakh of chemical fertilizers from the
Government of India in the month of February. However, half of the month has
already passed and the state has got only 40, 686 tonnes of chemical
fertilizers, which is 34 per cent. Meanwhile, the Government of India has
approved the allocation of 4.11 lakh metric tonnes of chemical fertilizers to
the state of Chhattisgarh for this Rabi season. This includes 2 lakh metric
tonnes of urea, 60 thousand metric tonnes of DAP, 50,000 metric tonnes of NPK,
26,000 metric tonnes of MOP, and 26,000 metric tonnes of SSP.

Chhattisgarh
has received one lakh 71 thousand 476 metric tonnes of chemical fertilizers
against the demand of 2 lakh 32 thousand metric tonnes for this Rabi season
from October to January, which is 74 per cent of the demand. 61,121 MT of Urea
has been received against the demand of 85,000 MT, 32,684 MT of DAP has been
received against demand of 42,000 MT, 12,858 MT of NPK has been received
against demand of 36,000 MT, 7,846 MT of MOP has been received against demand
of 19,000 MT and 50,000 MT of SSP has been received against demand of 56,967
MT.

According
to the information received from the Directorate of Agriculture, 6526 metric
tonnes of Urea against the demand of 8500 metric tonnes has been stored in Durg
district and about 5514 metric tonnes has been distributed to the farmers.
Similarly, 3070 metric tonnes of DAP against the demand of 3300 metric tonnes
has been distributed. 181 metric tonnes of urea, 360 metric tonnes of DAP and
244 metric tonnes of potash are currently stored in the collection centers
(marketing associations) established in the district. Directions have been
given to make available the same to the cooperative societies.

Similarly,
against the demand of 14,300 metric tonnes of urea for Bilaspur district,
13,589 metric tonnes has been stored and 7796 metric tonnes has been
distributed to the farmers. Likewise, 1666 metric tonnes of DAP has been
distributed against the demand of 1800 metric tonnes. 1816 metric tonnes of
urea and 324 metric tonnes of DAP are currently stored in the collection
centers (marketing associations) established in the district and directions
have been given to make available the same to the cooperative societies.

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