Adequate availability of urea, DAP, MOP, NPKS and SSP fertilisers to meet Rabi season demand: Govt

Adequate availability of urea, DAP, MOP, NPKS and SSP fertilisers to meet Rabi season demand: Govt
The availability of urea, DAP, MOP, NPKS and SSP fertilisers in the country is adequate to meet the needs of the Rabi season, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers said

Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India has, today, clarified that there is more than adequate availability of fertilisers in the country to meet the needs of Rabi season. The Government of India is sending fertilisers as per the need to all states, and it is the responsibility of respective state governments to ensure availability within the states through proper intra-district and inter-district distribution, the ministry said in a statement.

Availability of fertilisers, according to the Government of India

Urea: All India requirement projected for urea during Rabi 2022-23 is 180.18 lakh metric tonnes (LMT). The pro rata requirement up to 16.11.2022 is 57.40 LMT against which the Department of Fertilizers (DoF) has ensured the availability of 92.54 LMT. During this period, sales of urea have been 38.43 LMT. Further, there is a closing stock of 54.11 LMT lying with the states. In addition to this, there is an available stock of 1.05 LMT at the urea plants and 5.03 LMT at ports so as to meet the demand.

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DAP: All India requirement projected for Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) during Rabi 2022-23 is 55.38 LMT. The pro rata requirement up to 16.11.2022 is 26.98 LMT against which DoF has ensured the availability of 36.90 LMT. During this period, sales of DAP have been 24.57 LMT. Further, there is a closing stock of 12.33 LMT lying with the states. In addition to this, there is an available stock of 0.51 LMT at the DAP plants and 4.51 LMT at ports so as to meet the demand.

MOP: All India requirement projected for Muriate of Potash (MOP) during Rabi 2022-23 is 14.35 LMT. The pro rata requirement up to16.11.2022 is 5.28 LMT against which DoF has ensured the availability of 8.04 LMT. During this period, sales of MOP have been 3.01 LMT. Further, there is a closing stock of 5.03 LMT lying in the states. In addition to this, there is an available stock of 1.17 LMT at ports so as to meet the demand of MOP.

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NPKS: All India requirements projected for NPKS (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulphur) during Rabi 2022-23 is 56.97 LMT. The pro rata requirement up to 16.11.2022 is 20.12 LMT against which DoF has ensured the availability of 40.76 LMT. During this period, sales of NPKS have been 15.99 LMT. Further, there is a closing stock of 24.77 LMT lying in the states. In addition to this, there is an available stock of 1.24 LMT at plants and 2.93 LMT at ports so to meet the demand.

SSP: All India requirement projected for Single Superphosphate (SSP) during Rabi 2022-23 is 33.64 LMT. The pro rata requirement up to 16.11.2022 is 14.05 LMT against which DoF has ensured the availability of 24.79 LMT. During this period, sales of SSP have been 9.25 LMT. Further, there is a closing stock of 15.54 LMT lying in the states. In addition to this, there is an available stock of 1.65 LMT at plants so as to meet the demand.

Thus, the availability of fertilisers such as urea, DAP, MOP, NPKS and SSP in the country is adequate to meet the needs of the Rabi season, the ministry said.

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