Fertilizers will be available at prices set by law in Meghalaya



The Department of Agriculture in Meghalaya halted a fertilizer distribution program in June 2014 and laid the foundation for long-term organic farming with the aim of reducing the dangerous effects of chemical fertilizers on human health and agriculture. environment.








Spraying fertilizer in the field





The government of Meghalaya has announced that chemical fertilizers will once again be offered to farmers in the state at legally fixed prices. To protect the interests of farmers who use fertilizers, fertilizers will be made available at legally fixed prices (as set by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers) in a controlled manner, according to the Commissioner and Secretary of the Department of Agriculture. ‘Farming, Vijay Kumar.












He claimed that the Meghalaya State Cooperative Marketing and Consumers’ Federation Limited (MECOFED) would purchase the state fertilizer allocation from the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) for distribution to farmers at legally fixed prices.

The Department of Agriculture in Meghalaya halted a fertilizer distribution program in June 2014 and laid the foundation for long-term organic farming with the aim of reducing the dangerous effects of chemical fertilizers on human health and agriculture. environment.












Kumar says many farmers continued to use chemical fertilizers like urea, DAP, MOP and SSP even after the subsidy program ended in 2014.

According to him, the use of fertilizers is necessary to maintain the higher productivity of crops like potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage and cauliflower, which are widely grown in the state.

The senior official also claimed that because the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers was not allowed to allocate fertilizers to the state following the 2014 order, the fertilizers were sold illegally and farmers were forced to pay prices two to three times higher than those set. by the law.












However, he added, “today’s ordinance did not offer subsidies to farmers; rather it announced the controlled use of fertilizers in certain areas.

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First published: August 21, 2022, 11:05 a.m. IST



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