There are 5893.56 tonnes of Urea in stock in the department, Manipur Agriculture Minister Th Biswajit said on Thursday, adding that for the coming Kharif season cultivation, the department estimates that 29.144 tonnes will be required.
Minister Biswajit said this during the ongoing third session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly as a response to a starred question put up by Congress MLA K Ranjit.
The minister said that there are 3150 tonnes of Urea in the department and another 2743.56 tonnes with company dealers, a total of 5893.56 tonnes in the stock.
In 2020-21, the state was allocated 30,000 tonnes and got 20993.09 tonnes and in 2022, the state was allocated for 27000 tonnes of urea but got 29,904.06 tonnes, the minister informed.
For 2022-23 Kharif season 22,000 tonnes were allocated of which, the department got 15956.91 tonnes and the company dealers got 2098.34 tonnes. For the Rabi season, 10,400 tonnes were allocated and the department got 2587.34 tonnes, company dealers got 5897.90 tonnes.
The minister also informed that there will be a shortage of Urea.
Meanwhile, PHED minister L Sushindro said that the water supply scheme at Awang Leikinthabi, Imphal West, is non-functional due to heavy sand and gravel content in raw water, thus causing frequent breakdown of pumps.
The PHED minister was responding to a starred question put up by MLA Joykishan during the ongoing 3rd session of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly.
The minister said that to solve the issue, a third party was hired who said that a compressor system pump should be implemented to take water. The process of preparation is going on and it may take three to four months, the minister added.
Replying to the starred question put up by MLA Lokeshwar regarding the work programme of the water resource department, water resource minister Awungbow Newmai said it is true that water resource department made works programmes but not for constituency wise.