May 18, 2011 4:39:35 am
Alleging injustice by the Centre in the allocation of DAP (Diammonium phosphate),Gujarat Agriculture Minister Dileep Sanghani has urged Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to meet the states demand as per the rules and priority.
In a letter to Pawar,Sanghani said that DAPs allocation to the state was far less than the requirement,which is likely to create a shortage of the fertiliser during the kharif season. A similar letter has been sent by the states Director of Agriculture to the Centre.
Addressing a review meeting of fertiliser manufacturers and distributors,Sanghani said the state would not mind taking effective measures to protect the farmers interests.
He said the manufacturers supplying less than the allotted quota would not be issued any certificate about the use,depriving them of subsidy.
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The minister said the Center allots monthly quota every season. But it is not happening with respect to Gujarat for the last few months,as a result of which dissatisfaction is growing among the farmers.
On the other hand,he said,other states were getting their requisite quota,and in some cases,more than the requirement.
As against the states requirement of five lakh tonnes of DAP for this season,the Centre assured only 4.8 lakh tonnes at the zonal meeting.
As against a requirement of 65,000 tonnes in April 2011,company-wise movement supply plan shows allotment of 44,500 tonnes and actual receipt of 25,800 tonnes.
In May,as against the requirement of 1,15,000 tonnes,the company-wise movement supply plan is 34,500 tonnes.
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