Niranjan Reddy Appeals 11 Lakh Mt Urea To Telangana

Minister S Niranjan Reddy appealed centre to release 11 lakh metric tons of urea and fertilizers to the state.

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Hyderabad, Sept.26 (Maxim News): Telangana Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy today appealed to the centre to release 11 lakh metric tons of urea and fertilizers to the state. He said that Yasangi needs 11 lakh Mt urea and he asked the centre for 10 lakh Mt urea now for state.

He said that as mire rains, facility for stocks the farmers sown crops in 1.40 cr acres this season and need more urea and fertilisers stocks. The minister said that the state cultivate about 80 percent of crops are paddy, maize, horticulture and others. He said that the Centre has to release allotted supply of 11 lakh metric tons of urea and fertilizers to state as promised.

The Centre, he said, has allotted 22.30 lakh metric tons including 10.50 lakh Mt of urea and 11.80 lakh Mt of other fertilisers.

The minister said that the centre has to offer 4.16 lakh mt urea in addition to 6.15 lakh mt urea offered till August 31. The minister said that he has already met Union fertiliser minister Sadananda Gouda for fertilizers. As said the centre has to release urea stocks and fertilisers sticks to the state he said.

The centre agreed to give 10 lakh Mt urea against 8 lakh mt urea to the state. I already met with concerned officials and wrote letters for the urea and fertilisers stocks after Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao talking to the centre he said. In August last week Niranjan Reddy called on union fertilizer minister Sadananda Gouda in Delhi and appealed for adequate supply urea and fertilizers to state.

Niranjan Reddy informed that Gouda has promised to provide adequate sticks of urea and fertilisers. The Union minister said that the nation is responsible for protecting the interests 60 percent of farmers. He said that Telangana has 18000 metric tons of urea buffer stock for the farmers.

The minister said that the centre has to release the urea quota to Telangana to cater to the needs.

The Union minister has assured of timely release of the urea stocks to our state, Reddy said. (Maxim News)

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