narendra modi: Modi: Government didn’t let rising fertilizer prices affect farmers | Ahmedabad News

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Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the crisis caused by the pandemic of soaring international fertilizer prices, further aggravated by the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, has created a serious problem, but the government of the Union will not let this negatively affect the country’s farmers.
The Prime Minister was speaking at a seminar in Gandhinagar on Saturday attended by leaders of the cooperative sector from across Gujarat. He also unveiled the world’s first nano-urea (liquid) factory commissioner by IFFCO in Kalol, Gandhinagar. The plant will produce 1.5 lakh bottles (500ml each) per day and reduce dependence on urea import in the country.
“India has imported around a quarter of its fertilizer needs for decades. Over the past two years, fertilizer prices have risen sharply in the international market due to the pandemic. erupted and this reduced the supply of fertiliser, further driving up prices,” the Prime Minister remarked.
He added, “The fertilizer import situation is serious with constantly rising prices. We are looking for fertilizers around the world. The difficulties are there. The problems are there. affect our farmers. And so, despite all these difficulties, the government did not allow a fertilizer crisis to develop.
The Prime Minister said that a bag of urea costing Rs 3,500 is made available to the farmer for Rs 300 while the government bears Rs 3,200 per bag. “The Center has provided a grant of Rs 1.6 lakh crore in 2021-2022. This year, the government subsidy on fertilizer will cross the 2 lakh crore mark,” the Prime Minister remarked, pledging that the Center would do whatever was necessary in the interest. farmers.
India is the second largest consumer of urea in the world, but only the third largest producer.
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