Request made to make available 8.50 lakh metric tonnes of urea for October
UP has only got 35 lakh metric tonnes against allotted quota of 38 metric tonnes
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has written a letter to Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi requesting for ensuring immediate availability of 8.50 lakh metric tonnes Urea for farmers for October 2014 as per their demands and to ensure proper crop produce, of which 4.50 lakh metric tonnes would be required to the cooperative sector while 4 lakh metric tonnes Urea (fertilizer) in the private sector would be required.
With regards to this, in his letter to prime minister, Mr. Yadav has mentioned the problems faced by the farmers of the state by inadequate and delayed supply of fertilizer and added that for supply of fertilizers, the state farmers depend on the Government of India. In his letter, the Chief Minister has also written that so far of the quota of 38 lakh metric tonnes for the state, only 35 lakh metric tonnes has been supplied, lending to a shortfall of three lakh metric tonnes.
He has also said that the state government has decided to store in advance 2 lakh metric tonnes to meet out the urea shortage at the time of prompt consumption so that optimum produce is achieved. In such a situation, for the Rabi crop 2014-15, about 6.50 lakh metric tonnes of urea allotment for prepositioning would be required for the month of October 2014 and to ensure proper supply to farmers, it would be needed that a minimum of 50 per cent urea be allotted for distribution in the cooperative sector.