Updated 15 Jul 2022, 1:18 pm
Stating that the complete failure of state government policy and dishonesty of leaders are the root causes for unavailability of urea at subsidised rate, the Kangleipak Progressive Farmers Association (KaPFA) has appealed to Chief Minister N Biren Singh to formulate a feasible policy that can curtail the issue of acute shortage of urea in the state.
KaPFA stated in a press release issued on Thursday that many instances have occurred which explains the failure of the state government’s policies and dishonesty of leaders as the main reasons for shortage of urea fertilisers in the state. The easy availability of urea in black market at exorbitant price and seizure of trucks loaded with unauthorised urea while trying to export from the state are incidents that can be cited, the association said.
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It further said that the unavailability of subsidised urea has become a mandatory type of issue that occurs every year. To prevent it, farmers’ organisations and many experts have been demanding the authorities concerned to take up necessary arrangements. As a response to it, the chief minister and concerned minister had assured of providing the said items without causing any hassle, it added.
KaPFA further stated that the state government had always commented about how they are trying to bring good governance by launching various programmes. However, the state government always fails to make the farmers’ community happy despite the fact that agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, the association stated.
The state will never develop until and unless the agricultural sector is improved and the economy of the state is self-reliant, it added while appealing to the chief minister to address the urea shortage issue immediately and produce long term policy to prevent such instances in future.
First published:14 Jul 2022, 2:49 pm