India has adequate fertiliser stock for Kharif season: Minister

India has adequate fertiliser stock for Kharif season: Minister

There has been significant spurt in demand for fertilisers across India due to ongoing Kharif season. To fulfill this requirement, the government is working in close coordination with producers and state governments, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, DV Sadananda Gowda has said.

Union Minister said that In addition, the cycle of import had been shortened to augment the supply in line with the demand .

Singireddy Niranjan Reddy, Agriculture Minister of Telangana met Gowda at his office in New Delhi Monday regarding the demand of urea in his state. He added that the state is witnessing a spurt in demand and consumption of urea by farmers due to better than expected monsoon and increase in area under cultivation this Kharif season as compared to last year. He urged the minister to ensure adequate supply of urea for Telangana.

Gowda said, at present, the availability of fertilisers is comfortable across the country and the states already have enough stocks but even then if there is any demand due to the ongoing sowing, supply will be expedited, and urea will be made available in time to farmers.

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