Fertilizer Shortage in Maharashtra Vidarbha: There is news of urea shortage in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. At the same time, this is the season of paddy crop, in which a lot of manure is used. Here the farmers of Korchi tehsil of Gadchiroli district and Nagbhid tehsil of Chandrapur district are facing a shortage of fertilisers for the last several days.
Paddy is mainly cultivated in these areas. After sowing, paddy crops are standing in the field, which is in great need of manure. But at the time of need, the shortage of waste has come to the fore in this area, due to which farmers are facing difficulties.
Fertilizer Shortage in Maharashtra Vidarbha
However, in a conversation with Spot News 18, Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Dadaji Bhuse said that there is no such situation. There is a stock of urea. Farmers need not worry. However, if you have any such information, it will be investigated.
What did the troubled farmer say?
On the other hand, Kamlesh Sonwani, a farmer of the Gondia area, said that urea is needed in agriculture, but it is not available in the agriculture centre. Because of this, small farmers are agitated. Paddy crop is getting spoiled due to lack of manure. I request that the farmers’ crop should be saved by removing the shortage of urea at the earliest. This problem has been seen in many areas in Vidarbha.
Shopkeepers are doing black marketing.
Farmers said that on getting information about the shortage of fertilisers, many shopkeepers had stopped the stock. They are not giving fertiliser. The one who is paying them a high price is getting manure. Usually, a bag of urea available for Rs 266 is being sold for Rs 500 by black marketing. Farmers are wandering from door to door for the reasonable price of urea.
Farmers appealed to the administration.
Every year farmers in these areas face the problem of shortage of urea. Last year too, farmers had suffered a lot due to the non-availability of urea fertiliser on time. This year also the same situation is in front. Every year in Gadchiroli and Chandrapur districts, the availability of urea is significantly less as per the requirement. Due to which farmers wander for basic things like manure. The government should make such arrangements that its lack in the season does not damage the crops.
Increase in the cost of farming
Sanjay Temre, leader of the Kisan Morcha in the Gondia district, which falls in the Vidarbha region, said that farmers are worried about urea every year. At the time when farmers need urea, there is no stock in any shop. Farmers have to buy and use in black. In such a situation, the cost of their cultivation increases. This year also black marketing of urea is happening. When farmers go to the agricultural centre of their area, they are told that we do not have urea.