Punjab Agriculture Minister: Hoarding, black marketing of DAP will be dealt with an iron hand

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PUNJAB AGRICULTURE Minister, Randeep Nabha, on Saturday, threatened movement in the direction of the sellers/ primary agriculture societies (PACS) of the state who hoard/black market or tag pointless merchandise with Diammonium phosphate (DAP), which he said might set off panic buying for amongst farmers.

Nabha said that Based mostly on FCO-1985, licence Of retailers/ PACS Shall be cancelled In the event that they’re found dabbling in such malpractices.

Talking to the media, Nabha furtherly detailed The current of DAP in Punjab, extremelighting that the state has been allotted 5.50 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) of DAP By way of the Rabi season Of two021-2022. For the month of October, 1.97 LMT of DAP was allotted of which 1.51 LMT was acquired. An complete Of two.56 LMT of DAP has been allotted for the month of November 2021, of which a complete of 1.60 LMT has been acquired till now.

As of November 6, a complete of 0.67 LMT of DAP was out there In a quantity of districts of Punjab, with 50 extra rakes of the fertilizer – completeling over 1.0 LMT – anticipated to be acquired As a lot as November 15. Seven rakes of DAP (18,304MT) have been acquired at Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Tarn Taran, Abohar, Muktsar & Rampuraphul all through November 2021, Nabha said, including that 12 rakes of DAP (34,558 MT) are in transit and Shall be delivered to Amritsar, Ropar, Batala, Ludhiana, Rajpura, Tarn Taran, Jalandhar, Muktsar and Sunam. A minimal of 18 extra rakes (50,000 MT) are indented at Indian Railways and Shall be acquired till November 15, 2021.

Nabha further said that prepositioning of DAP begins from August Yearly and this yr round 1.50 LMT of DAP was poor when As in contrast with the earlier yr all through The identical interval. The state, he said,  was making an try its biggest to tide over the disaster and The worth of the fertilizer was extreme Inside the worldwide market and the required quantity not out there. The minister suggested that alternate Phosphatic fertilizers – like nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium (NPK), and Single Super Phosphate (SSP) Also Should be used alongwith DAP To fulfill phosphatic requirements. About 0.34 LMT of NPK and 0.57 LMT of SSP was out there In a quantity of districts of the state, he claimed.

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