An additional fund of Rs 2.5 crore will be allocated to the Agriculture Department under appropriate Head of Account for procurement of fertiliser.
In a meeting held at Cabinet Hall of Chief Minister’s secretariat in connection with the distribution of Urea, chaired by Chief Minister N Biren Singh, it was decided to allocate additional fund and discussed the problem related to the distribution of fertiliser (Urea) to the farmers. For this, the Agriculture Department will monitor the procurement and distribution of fertiliser.
In the meeting, various decisions were taken regarding the distribution of fertiliser. Farmers possessing valid Farmer Identity Card issued by the competent authority can procure fertiliser from DAOs/Dealers on production of the Farmer Identity Card after payment of the requisite amount. No other documents will be required in respect of such farmers. Fertiliser (Urea) can be procured by the farmers on production of their Pattas and Aadhaar Card from the District Agriculture Officers/Dealers after payment of the requisite amount.
For tenant farmers, who are unable to produce Patta of the land, may obtain a certificate from their respective Hon'ble MLAs indicating their Patta No. and size of land. Such certificate will be accepted in lieu of the Patta for tenant farmers. The tenant farmers will also be required to submit a copy of their Aadhaar Card and an undertaking to the effect that they are the actual tenant farmers of the said land, when they come to procure fertilizer at the office of the District Agriculture Officers/Dealers.
A format of the undertaking will be made available at the office of the District Agriculture Officers/Dealers. Certificates from concerned SDOs/SDCS/Pradhans/Up-Pradhans/Adhyaksha/Councillors/Corporators/VillageAuthority Chairman/Village Chief indicating Patta No. (where applicable), land size and Aadhar Number of the tenant farmers will also be accepted in lieu of the Patta. Such tenant farmers will also be required to submit a copy of their Aadhar Card and abovesaid undertaking to the effect that they are the actual tenant farmers of the said land.
In order to avoid the congestion at the District Agriculture Offices/Dealers, a certified list of farmers along with their Patta No., land holding size and Aadhar number may be provided by the MLAs/SDOs/SDCs/Pradhan/UpPradhans/Adhyaksha/Councillors/Corporators/VillageAuthority Chairman/Village Chief in advance.
On receipt of such a list, the District Agriculture Officers/ Dealers will provide fertilizer to those individuals present in the list within three days subject to the payment of the requisite amount by the farmer. When they come to the office of the DAO/Dealer to collect fertilizer, such individuals will submit a copy of their Aadhar cards to the DAOs/Dealers.