A crowd of women farmers engaged for fertilizer near a cooperative store in Bhind.
Fertilizer Shortage has arisen in many areas of Madhya Pradesh. The time has come for sowing of Rabi crops and farmers do not have manure. However, this is not the first time that the fertilizer has suddenly disappeared from the market before sowing. Complaints of black marketing of fertilizers during the season are not new, but one wonders why farmers-friendly governments do not find a solution to this basic problem? The latest case is of Bhind district where the farmers under compulsion stole the manure from the manure stock.
The Gyanpura village, where the farmers are accused of stealing fertilizers, is the ancestral village of the state’s cooperative minister Arvind Singh Bhadauria. When the matter caught fire, the local leaders hushed up the matter by making reconciliation between the farmers and the officers. But if the situation does not improve in the coming days, then chaotic incidents may increase.
where is the matter
There is a huge crisis of manure for the sowing of Rabi crop in Bhind. The situation is so bad that farmers have started stealing fertilizers from cooperative stores under compulsion. The matter is of Sarai Gram Panchayat of Phup police station area. Sacks of DAP manure were kept in the cooperative store of this Gram Panchayat. Farmers in the district are not getting fertilizers at cooperative stores. That’s why some farmers of nearby village Gyanpura stole 49 bags of DAP fertilizer last night.
When the matter came to the notice of the cooperative department, he reached Phup police station and made a written complaint about it. After the complaint, the police swung into action and after the intervention of local leaders, except 3 sacks, the remaining 46 sacks were returned to the cooperative department.
Farmers blocked the highway
The shortage of manure in the district is so much that now long queues of women and male farmers are being seen at the cooperative stores every day. Sowing of manure is on the head and farmers are not getting DAP and Urea. Allegations are also being made of black marketing. Along with this, the district administration has also remained indifferent about this. In the same case on Saturday, farmers had also blocked the wheel on the highway. Which was opened after the assurance of the administration. The farmers are getting worried about not getting the fertilizer even the next day.
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