Availability of fertilizers is comfortable across the country: Gowda

New Delhi: Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda has said that there has been a significant spurt in demand for Fertilizers across the country due to the ongoing Kharif season. To fulfil this requirement, Gowda said that the government is working in close coordination with producers and the state governments.

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

Singireddy Niranjan Reddy, the Agriculture Minister of Telangana, met Gowda at his office here on 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 the better-than-expected monsoon and there has been an increase in the area under cultivation this Kharif season as compared to the last year. He requested the minister to ensure an adequate supply of urea for Telangana.

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

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