‘Centre did not provide adequate fertilisers’

Nitish Kumar on Saturday accused the Centre of not meeting the state`s demand for fertilisers during the Rabi season.

Updated: Dec 17, 2011, 21:29 PM IST

Banka: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish
Kumar on Saturday accused the Centre of not meeting the state`s
demand for fertilisers during the Rabi season.

"The Centre is not cooperating in the progress in
agriculture sector... it supplied just half of the state`s
demand for 6.5 lakh metric tonne of fertilisers during the
three months of Rabi season," Kumar said while addressing a
public meeting on conclusion of his three-day visit to Banka
district as part of his ongoing Seva Yatra.

Alleging that non-availability of fertilisers affected
the agriculture production during the season this year, Kumar
said, had the Centre met the demand, the production would have
been better.

He once again castigated the Centre for allegedly
adopting discriminatory attitude towards Bihar and said the
Centre`s reluctance to accord special state category status to
Bihar was "a glaring example".

The CM said his government would make all-possible steps
to ameliorate weavers in Banka and Bhagalpur districts and
also ensure proper market for them.

Kumar laid the foundation stone for different development
projects worth Rs 172 crore for the district and promised that
all the irrigation schemes would be completed soon.

PTI