No shortage of chemical fertilizers in Madhes this time

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Parsa: Madhes Province which often sees a shortage of chemical fertilizers during the cultivation is no more facing such problem this year.

The Salt Trading Corporation Ltd, and the Agriculture Inputs Company have informed that they had adequate stock of chemical fertilizers to cater to the farmers’ need.   

These two companies have been distributing the fertilizers. The Agriculture Inputs Company covers 70 percent of distribution, while the Salt Trading 30 percent.

They are supplying the chemical fertilizers as per the quota of local level based on area of arable land, record of the past consumption, and crop intensity.

Province Office Chief of Salt Trading Corporation, Amoj Lamichhane, informed that the farmers would not see any shortage of fertilizer this year. “This year, the chemical fertilizer has been distributed more- 8,845.15 tonnes plus than the same period last year. So, it would suffice the demand,” he argued.

The Office has provided a total of 52,652.35 metric tonnes of chemical fertilizers (urea, DAP and potassium) to eight districts of Madhes Province till Asar 24 of this fiscal year.

The highest demand is urea- 27,614 metric tonnes, which is followed by DAP (23,687 metric tonnes) and potassium (13061.50 metric tonnes).

In the same period last year, total 43,807 metric tonnes of chemical fertilizers was supplied to eight districts of Madhes Province.

The fertilizers are distributed to 1,270 wards via 1,029 dealers. Out of total purchase for the country, Madhes Province alone sees 26.50 percent distribution of the chemical crop booster.

Similarly, Koshi Province receives 21.5 percent, Lumbini Province 20.6 percent, Bagmati Province 14. 80 percent, and Sudurpaschim Province 9.70 percent and Karnali Province two percent of the total chemical fertilizer. (RSS)