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New Delhi : Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Bhagwanth Khuba while addressing a presser termed the rumors about fertiliser shortage in the country as false and baseless. He requested the farmers not to believe the rumors of fertiliser shortage.

Speaking at the press conference at Vikasasudha, Bengaluru, Karnataka, Khuba said, “Complex fertiliser use has been increasing in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and parts of Karnataka for the past two years. Complex fertiliser gives better results than DAP. That is why the government is recommending the purchase of complex manure instead of DAP.”

MoS Khuba He said that there are rumors in certain quarters that there is going to be a fertiliser shortage in the country and farmers should collect enough fertiliser for the next four months. He said that such allegations are false and completely baseless. “As the Minister in charge of the Department of Fertilisers, I assure farmers that they will be made available the amount of fertiliser they require,” he added.

Khuba said, “The production of nano urea has increased this year. Production of nano DAP will start from next year. 22 lakh metric tonnes of Urea is available in Karnataka. Rabi Season needs 2 lakh metric tonnes of DAP, which will be produced. We have taken action in two factories.” The Union Minister added that Monsoon season has seen the good rainfall throughout the state of Karnataka and 78.51 lakh hectares of land has been sown.

“The supply of input material needed for sowing has been adequately addressed by the state. Arrangements have been made to supply fertilisers to the districts as a share of the central government,” Khuba stated, according to a PIB release.