Fertiliser shortage

Agriculture Ministry and Livestock Department have urged farmers to use organic manure because of the shortage of chemical fertilisers with a national stash of only about 12,200 tonnes which includes 10,500 tonnes of urea, 1,200 DAP and about 500 potash. Some 150,000 tonnes of fertilisers has been placed for import but due to fluctuations in the international market is yet to be supplied.

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