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Babus told to ensure adequate supply of urea

Babus told to ensure adequate supply of urea
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Serious on delay in urea supply to the farmers during the Kharif season, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has instructed the officials concerned to make arrangements for the supply of adequate stocks of urea in the villages immediately.

Hyderabad: Serious on delay in urea supply to the farmers during the Kharif season, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has instructed the officials concerned to make arrangements for the supply of adequate stocks of urea in the villages immediately.

The Chief Minister directed that within the next three to four days, the urea required for the farmers should be kept at the disposal of farmers.

At a high level review meeting on supply of urea to farmers here on Friday, he said the urea stocks lifted from the ports should not be kept at the stock points and instead they should be directly supplied to the villages.

The Chief Minister spoke to South Central Railway Chief Operations Manager Sivaprasad and Chief Fleet Manager Nagya over phone and asked to arrange 25 special goods trains to transport urea stock from the ports to various districts in State.

The Chief Minister also spoke to AP Transport Minister Perni Nani and requested the latter to lift large quantities of urea through trucks from Gangavaram Port and shift to Telangana immediately.

About 1.15 lakh tonnes of urea from IDL, IFFCO, KRIBHCO, NFL has reached the ports of Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Gangavaram, Krishnapatnam, New Mangalore Ports. From these ports, urea is to be transported by railways to the various districts.

Nearly, 3,000 trucks will be pressed into service for the transportation of urea to Telangana districts.

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