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AMPFA demands action against urea black marketers

Farmers of Wabagai Mairenbam under Kakching district had intercepted around 200 bags of urea that were planned to be transported towards Moreh, AMPFA stated.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 23 Apr 2022, 2:51 pm

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All Manipur Progressive Farmers’ Association (AMPFA) has demanded the authorities concerned to take action against those who tried to transport urea fertilisers to Moreh.

In a release issued by AMPFA on Saturday, the association stated that farmers of Wabagai Mairenbam under Kakching district had intercepted around 200 bags of urea that were planned to be transported towards Moreh. The incident occurred on April 20 around 9 pm and the seized urea bags were later distributed to locals by agitated farmers, the association said, adding such act of the locals is commendable.

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AMPFA also said that farmers have been suffering due to unavailability of urea fertilisers at subsidised rate for last many years. Its root cause is very much associated with diversion of allocated urea for other purposes like poppy cultivation, the association stated adding that the black marketers saved it to sell the said items in higher amount to those cultivators.

The state government, during the recent meeting and interaction with farmers, had also discussed about shortage of urea and its main reason. They even assured to stop black marketing urea, AMPFA said and appealed to the authorities concerned to take stringent action against those who tried to shift urea bags towards Moreh. The association also sought co-operation from farming community to extend their support to fight against selling of urea at high price.

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First published:23 Apr 2022, 2:51 pm

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