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2.70 lakh metric ton DAP allocated for Rabi season: Haryana Agriculture Minister

18 October 2022, Chandigarh: Haryana Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Minister, Sh. J.P Dalal said that there is no shortage of DAP and Urea in the state. For upcoming Rabi season, about 2.70 lakh metric tonnes (MT) i.e. 54 lakh bags of DAP have been allocated across the state. The Department has made adequate arrangements for the storage of agricultural fertilizers in the state, he added.

The Agriculture Minister said that 15,495 metric tonnes of DAP has been received by the state government till October 15, 2022. During this period 55,736 MT of DAP has been sold and the stock of 49769 MT is available in the state. He said that in the next four days, seven more rakes of 14,800 MT DAP and 18,200 MT of urea would be made available through railways. He said that for sowing Rabi crops, 11.5 lakh MT of urea has been allocated to the farmers.

The Agriculture Minister has urged the farmers to purchase DAP and other chemical fertilizers as per their requirement. Farmers should not stock fertilizers for the upcoming crops. He said that there would be no shortage of DAP and Urea for sowing crops during the months of November and December. He said that adequate stock of fertilizers like DAP, Urea, NPK and SSP would be made available for sowing Rabi crops.

The Agriculture Minister has directed the representatives of fertilizer companies to provide fertilizers to the farmers on time so that they do not face any inconvenience. Farmers should use SSP manure for sowing mustard crop as sulfur element is also available in SSP besides phosphorus, which increases the oil content in mustard crop. Apart from this, NPK manure should be used for sowing wheat crop as it increases the fertility of the land and increases the yield as well.

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