In a written reply, Minister of State for Planning (IC) and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, informed that there is no shortage of urea in any part of the country.
A report was also released which provided State-wise, requirement (demand), availability and sales of urea in the country. Click here to find the link.
It was informed that before the commencement of each cropping season, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW), in consultation with all the State Governments, assesses the requirement of fertilizers. After assessment of requirement, DAC&FW projects month-wise requirement of fertilizers.
On the basis of month-wise & state-wise projection given by DAC&FW, Department of Fertilizers allocates sufficient/ adequate quantities of fertilizers to States by issuing monthly supply plan and continuously monitors the availability through following system:
As indicated above, according to the minister,Department of Fertilizers ensures adequate availability of fertilizers to the farmers. The availability of fertilizers is adequate in the country, the Minister further insures.