Patiala, October 21: Patiala Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sawhney held a meeting with district officials and grain dealers today to assess the availability of DAP fertilizers for the upcoming wheat sowing season. The meeting was conducted after complaints of a paucity of fertilizers and chemical agents.
The DC instructed officials of fertilizer agencies to not force the farmers to buy any other adulterated or spurious fertilizers and chemicals along with DAP. She mentioned that the district’s demand for DAP is 45,000 metric tonnes, and so far, only 23,500 have been received. With 80% allocated to cooperative societies and 20% to private dealers, the supply remains pending.