Govt to import 200,000 metric tonnes Urea fertilizer: Tanveer

Minister for Industries and Production, and National Food Security Rana Tanveer Hussain has said that the government will import 200,000 metric tonnes Urea fertiliser for ensuring its uninterrupted supply to farmers.

He stated this while chairing a high-level committee meeting to review actions taken regarding the fertilizer supply chain and pricing of fertilizers.

The Minister said the government is committed to stop fertilizer smuggling and ensuring equal distribution of urea at affordable prices.

He emphasized that the protection of farmers’ interests is a top priority for the government and all fertilizer companies and dealers will be required to supply urea at the same rates.

Rana Tanveer Hussain urged the provinces also to actively participate in implementing the federal government’s actions and monitor fertiliser distributors and dealers closely.

He said strict measures will be taken against those involved in black marketing to ensure transparency.

He reiterated government’s commitment to stop ex
ploitation of farmers by the fertilizer mafia and pledged to not tolerate any negligence in providing fertilizers to farmers.

Source: Radio Pakistan