There is a long line for DAP and Urea in Rabi season, farmers are getting very upset


Newz Fast, New Delhi: The District Collector has ordered the officials to ensure adequate availability and distribution of fertilizers, long lines for urea and DAP, including Anupgarh, at many places, demand for fertilizers is high, supply is low.

Rabi sowing season is going on in agriculture-dominated Sri Ganganagar district and DAP and urea are not being supplied in sufficient quantity. Due to this, the farmers are facing shortage of fertilizers in other areas of the district including Anupgarh, Rawla, Ghadsana and Raisinghnagar for Rabi sowing, leaving the field work in the agricultural season.

On Monday, there was a long line for fertilizers in many places including Anupgarh. While the Agriculture Department claims that the supply of fertilizers is being done regularly in the district. The representatives of United Kisan Morcha are not getting the supply of fertilizers as per the demand of DAP and Urea after meeting the District Collector. Action should be taken against black marketing after checking the stock of fertilizer vendors. Along with this, strict action was demanded for giving any other item under the guise of manure.

Physical verification by posh machines

District Collector Riar said that arrangements should be made for smooth distribution of DAP and urea fertilizers. All the Assistant Director Agriculture and Fertilizer Inspectors were directed that physical verification of the stock of fertilizer vendors should be done with Posh Machine.

If irregularities are found during inspection, strict action should be taken against the concerned input vendor as per the provision of Fertilizer Control Order 1985. Describing the District Head Indora workshop as useful, he stressed on the importance of publicity on behalf of the department about crop diversification and innovations in agriculture.

Better alternative to DApps

Dr. Matoria asked to use SSP fertilizers and urea as a second option instead of using DAP and sulfur granules for the supply of phosphorus element in the crops in Rabi season. Use of SSP and urea fertilizers in mustard crop reduces the chances of frost in mustard and increases the oil content along with production.

Also at present mono ammonium phosphate fertilizer is also available in the market. It contains 11 percent nitrogen and 52 percent phosphorus. DApp is a better alternative. At present, buy only the quantity of DAP fertilizer required in the irrigated area (Rani land) week wise from the market and no unnecessary collection should be done.

Shortage of dap and urea

The delegation of United Kisan Morcha met the District Collector regarding various demands of the farmers. During this, the demand of removing the shortage of DAP and urea in the district was placed before the Collector.

On this, the Collector assured the farmers' representatives that soon the DAP would be supplied in the district. Farmers will get relief from the shortage of DAP. On black marketing, the Collector has directed the concerned officers to constitute a team in the district and inspect it.

Why is moong not being purchased

The farmers raised this issue with the District Collector due to non-procurement of moong. On this, the Collector talked to the higher officials and talked about getting this problem resolved soon. In the mandis, a complaint was made to the collector by the traders about cutting the weight of moong and soft-cotton.

On this occasion, farmer leader Prithipal Singh Sandhu, Amar Singh Bishnoi of Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, Maninder Singh Mann of Kisan Army, Sandeep Singh of Bharatiya Kisan Union, Gurlal Singh Rana, Sodi Om, Jagtar Digrianwala, former Sarpanch Pritam Singh, Aman Singh, Raman Other farmers including Randhawa joined.

Demand for supply of DAP and Urea

A delegation of BJP Kisan Morcha Dehat Mandal has sent a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the District Collector and has demanded redressal of various problems of the farmers.

BJP Kisan Morcha media in-charge Mangiraj Bayad told that in view of Rabi sowing from the state government, to ensure adequate availability of DAP and Urea in Sriganganagar district, to pay the outstanding insurance claim of farmers for the crops of 2019-20 and 2020-21 immediately. And for irrigation water, there has been a demand to continue uninterrupted power supply to the tubebells for seven hours.

Countryside Mandal President Gurmel Singh Sindhu said that many times a memorandum was given to the state government but till date no action has been taken. On this occasion, BJP District Vice President Satpal Kasniya, Kisan Morcha District General Secretary Rajiv Chaudhary, Jagdish Rai, Rakesh Kumar, Bhup Singh, Sudhir, Avtar Singh, Shravan Pareek and other workers participated.

There is no shortage of DAP and Urea. There are frequent racks of these fertilizers. In the district, Suratgarh has a rake of 1400 MT of IPL DAP. Also after 2 days another rake of DAP Hindalco will reach Suratgarh. Apart from this, there is availability of 24000 MT of SSP fertilizer in the district.

In 15 days 4 rakes of urea have been installed and as of today 5600 MT urea is available in the district and they are constantly in touch with the higher officials. In the coming days also, sufficient availability of fertilizers will remain for sowing in mustard and wheat crops.

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