Centre, BSP responsible for fertiliser crisis: BJP

Last Updated: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 13:21

Mainpuri: BJP on saturday said faulty
policies of the Centre and the Mayawati government in Uttar
Pradesh were responsible for fertiliser crisis in the state.

"Price of di-ammonium phosphate (a non-urea fertiliser)
has increased from Rs 960 to Rs 1,200 and also it is not
easily available to farmers," BJP national vice-president
Kalraj Mishra said here.

National Cooperative Union of India has itself admitted
that the fertiliser priced at Rs 550 was being sold between Rs
1,200 to Rs 1,500, he claimed.

"Last year to reduce subsidy burden, the centre
deregulated all fertilisers except urea from the government
control and as a result, prices have sky rocketed. It should
be reviewed," he said.

Alleging that farmers` interests were not in the agenda
of the UPA and Mayawati governments, Mishra said paddy growers
were facing problems due to the wrong policies of both the
governments.

"Around 5.5 lakh tonne paddy is available in the market
and the Mayawati government has been able to purchase only
70,000 tonne as against the procurement target of 25 lakh
tonne," he alleged.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 13:21

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