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High demand of fertilizer by farmers in India for Kharif

20 July 2020, New Delhi: There has been significant spurt in demand for fertilizer across the country due to ongoing Kharif season said Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mr. D V Sadananda Gowda. To fulfil this requirement, the Government is working in close coordination with producers and State Governments.

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

Mr. Singireddy Niranjan Reddy, Agriculture Minister of Telangana met Shri Gowda at his office here today 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 requested the Minister to ensure adequate supply of Urea for Telangana.

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Shri Gowda  has assured that the availability of fertilizers 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 the farmers.