Singireddy Niranjan Reddy, the Agriculture Minister of Telangana, on the 9th of October, met D.V. Sadananda Gowda, the Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister of India, in Delhi.
The meeting was held to discuss the supply of urea for the rabi season in Telangana. During the meeting, Niranjan Reddy requested Mr. Gowda to supply enough urea to cultivate an additional 8.5 lakh acres of land. With the cultivation of 8.5 lakh acres land, the State would cultivate a total of 42 lakh acres land this year. Mr. Reddy said, “We already sought 7.7 lakh tonnes of urea, and the Centre has so far allocated seven lakh tonnes. We need 70,000 tonnes more, as more land will be cultivated this season.”
In response to the State Government’s request, Mr. Gowda said the Ramagundam Fertiliser Factory will be ready by March 2020. The urea supply for the Southern states will then come from the Ramagundam factory.
Sadananda Gowda concluded the meeting with an assurance the supply of urea would come from the factory, once it is ready.
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