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No shortage of fertilizers: Raghuveera

Wed 25th Aug 2010 08:38 AM
No shortage of fertilizers: Raghuveera
No shortage of fertilizers: Raghuveera

Pacifying the  agriculturists  with  assurances and  trying to assuage  the growing fears among  the farmers in the  state over the availability of urea,  Minister for Agriculture N Raghuveera Reddy, on Wednesday, claimed  that there is no shortage of urea in the state. The charges leveled by  some of the farmers  in  different  districts were baseless.

Addressing the media here  today he said `` the government has allocated 9,000 metric tons of urea for each district and is prepared for supplying additional urea if needed.’’

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The Minister reassured farmers that the government has put into place all necessary measures to ensure timely supply of urea.

The  Agriculture Minister explained to  the  farmers  that they do not have to worry about the losses they suffered due to their crops being submerged after heavy rains which lashed the state. The Government is planning to come  out wit  a  proposal for such  losses.

Raghuveera Reddy also criticized the opposition for trying to make an issue of the supply of urea, and said that there are no problems in the distribution of the fertilizers. He appealed to the opposition to stop trying to derive political mileage out of farmers' worries.