Bhubaneswar: 31/7/21:Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday wrote to Union chemicals and fertilizers minister Mansukh Mandaviya over the short supply of fertilizers to the State.
Patnaik thanked the minister for the allocation of fertilizers in the monthly movement supply plans as per the requirement of the State and supply during the month of April. However, during the month of May, June & July there has been severe short supply of different fertilizers, he said.
During the current Kharif season, till date, the State has received only 1,45,145 MT of urea against the allocation of 2,31,530 MT and agreed supply plan of 2,10,000 MT.
Similarly, during the period, the State has received 97,763 MT of DAP against the allocation of 1,52,000 MT and agreed supply plan of 1,45,000 MT, the chief minister stated.
In his letter, Patnaik further mentioned that 42,867 MT of MOP and 1,05,798 MT of NPKS has been supplied against the allocation of 67,200 MT and 1,68,400 and agreed supply plan of 60,000 MT and 1,42,000 MT, respectively.
Overall the supply of urea has been 62 per cent against the allocation and 69 per cent against the agreed supply plan. For other fertilizers, the supply amount stands in between 60 per cent and 74 per cent, he further said.
He sought personal intervention of the Union minister for supply of fertilizers as per the monthly agreed supply plan including the backlog of the previous months.
Meanwhile, a delegation of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs met the Union Minister in New Delhi today and handed over a memorandum demanding supply of fertilizers for the farmers of Odisha.