Fertilizer Crisis: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan did video conferencing with the collectors of eight districts and said – Do not let dissatisfaction grow among the farmers. Do fertilizer distribution properly.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan. (file photo)
In Madhya Pradesh, which is facing a huge fertilizer shortage in the current Rabi season, strict action will be taken against those who market it black. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has given instructions for strict action against black marketing of fertilizers through video conferencing with the collectors of eight districts Satna, Sheopur, Sagar, Shahdol, Ashoknagar, Shivpuri, Rewa and Morena. Chouhan said that farmers did not face any problem in distribution of fertilizers. There should not be any dissatisfaction about this.
Chouhan claimed that sufficient quantity of manure is available in the state, whose distribution should be ensured properly. He said that all the collectors should ensure the distribution of manure using the administrative capacity in a tactful and intelligent manner. Do not increase the crowd of farmers for distribution of fertilizers at one place. Decentralize the fertilizer distribution system and ensure the distribution of fertilizers at different centers.
Don’t let there be dissatisfaction among farmers
Chouhan said that every effort should be made to maintain the positive thinking of the farmers and not to allow dissatisfaction to arise. If there is a need for fertilizers, then let us know, so that the fertilizers can be sent to the respective districts. Do not let the compost turn black. Take strictest action against black people. Many officers including Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Ajit Kesari were present in the meeting.
Let us inform that in the beginning of October, when farmers were sowing wheat and mustard early, there was a huge shortage of fertilizers in many districts of the state. In many districts, farmers had to stand in long queues for hours to get DAP.
There will be no shortage of manure
Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel had met Secretary, Ministry of Fertilizers Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi in New Delhi this week regarding the availability of fertilizers in the state. The secretary had assured Patel that there would be no shortage of manure availability. The demand for fertilizer in December will be fulfilled in this month.
Patel says that farmers are being given DAP and urea under the decentralization system in the state. Those who are defaulter farmers are being given DAP and urea fertilizer from the marketing association’s Godown. Farmers gather, there is a line. If Congressmen and anti-social elements create ruckus in it, then the police act strictly. This is why the illusion is spread that the government is lathi-charging the food donor.
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