22 July 2020, New Delhi: There is a substantially increase of fertilizer sale during Kharif 2020 as compared to last year. Urea sale has gone up by 63.07% compared to last year. Sale of DAP fertilizer has gone up by 108.72%. At the same time, NPKS and MPO have registered 124.71% and 62.78% growth compared to last year.
The production and movement of fertilizer has been comfortable across the country till now. During April to June 2020, total fertilizers production touched 101.15 LMT which is 2.79% higher than the corresponding period of last year. Urea production during the same period touch 60.38 LMT which is 8.40% higher than the corresponding period of last year.
The rains this year covered India 12 days before the normal date. The wide spread monsoon coverage has speed up the Kharif 2020 sowing across India. The consumption pattern saw a huge spike which may also be due to the lockdown in certain districts. The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mr. D V Sadananda Gowda has assured availability to all the states as per the supply plan and will even be ready for additional demand.