Demand for Additional 5.75 lakh MT Urea for State
Tuesday - July 7, 2020 1:10 am , Category : MADHYA PRADESH
CM Shri Chouhan Calls on Union Chemicals & Fertilizers Minister
Bhopal 6 July 2020: The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today called on the Union Chemicals & Fertilizer Minister D.V. Sadanand Gowda in New Delhi and requested him for additional allotment of urea for the state. He requested for an immediate additional allotment of 5.75 lakh MT urea. Chouhan informed that there is requirement of additional 1.5 lakh MT urea for the month of July and 4.25 lakh MT for August and September. The Union Minister Gowda assured to increase the quota of urea allotment to the state and also consented to the demand for increase in rake points in the state.
It may be noted that the union government had agreed to allot 11 lakh MT urea for Kharif 2020 season. The state has received 45% excess rainfall as compared to the last year. As a result, there is record sowing in 72 lakh hectares. Owing to the good rainfall and early sowing, 23 percent increase in distribution of urea in the state is estimated as compared to the previous years.
Chouhan informed that unloading at rake points of Indore, Khandwa, Chhindwara and Itarsi has become time-consuming due to Covid-19, which is affecting urea distribution in other districts. Chouhan also requested to increase rake points in Madhya Pradesh.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister Chouhan also presented copies of two booklets 'Ummeed' and 'Madhya Pradesh Vikas ke Pratibadh Prayas' published by the state government to the Union Minister – Window to News
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