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Availability of all the fertilizers satisfactory throughout the current Kharif season 2015

NEW DELHI:   The availability of all the fertilizers including Urea has been satisfactory throughout the current Kharif season 2015.  Department of Fertilizer has provided 24.80 LMT of Urea more than the requirement of February, and March, 2015 during the lean months of last Rabi season for prepositioning and the States including Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have adequately pre-positioned the Urea in these two months.

 

The availability of Urea taking the pre-positioned quantities into consideration is as per the following table:

 

<Figures in LMT>

Require-

ment

(April to June,’15).

Excess supply in Feb & March,

2015.

Opening Stock

as on 01.04.15

Fresh Receipts Availability

(with excess supplies in Feb/March,

2015).

Sales

(April

To June)

All India

 

73.29 24.80 1.30 71.59 97.69 70.20
Andhra Pradesh 2.50 0.49 0.09 2.15 2.73 2.10
Telangana 3.50 0.54 0.12 2.70 3.36 2.76

As can be seen from the above table, availability of Urea is very comfortable against the sales.

As per extant practice Urea is imported through canalized agencies viz. STC, MMTC and IPL and there is no change in the present practice.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in reply to an Unstarred Question  in the Rajya  Sabha on Friday.