Raipur: Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has directed to ensure availability of better quality seeds and standard quality Chemical fertilizers for Kharif season to the farmers of the state. He said that there should be no complaints regarding the quality of fertilizer and seeds. Chief Minister also gave instructions to conduct periodic intensive checks of the quality of fertilizers being sent to the districts.
Chief Minister Shri Baghel reviewed the functioning of the Agriculture Department as well as the preparations being made by the Agriculture Department for the upcoming Kharif season, in his residence office today.
Agriculture Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey, Chief Secretary Shri R. P. Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Subrat Sahu, Agricultural Production Commissioner Smt. Maninder Kaur Dwivedi, Deputy Secretary to Chief Minister Smt. Saumya Chaurasia and General Manager of Dairy Federation Shri Narendra Dugga were present along with other senior officials in the meeting.
Agriculture Minister Shri Ravindra Choubey informed that to ensure timely availability of fertilizer and seeds for kharif to farmers, along with adequate storage in the districts, distribution to societies has also been started. In view of the demand of 9 lakh 7 thousand 800 quintal variety of seeds for the Kharif season, so far 2 lakh 78 thousand 469 quintal seeds have been stored in double lock centers and societies. Similarly, against the target of distribution of 11 lakh 30 thousand metric tons of chemical fertilizer for the Kharif season, 6 lakh 9 thousand 621 metric tons of fertilizer has been stored in the districts so far.
It was informed at the meeting that for this year’s Kharif season, there is a target of distribution of 9 lakh 7 thousand 800 quintal seeds, which is 67 thousand quintals more than the previous year. In the Kharif season year 2019, 8 lakh 40 thousand 710 quintal seeds were distributed. Similarly, this year, the target of fertilizer distribution is 11 lakh 30 thousand metric tons in the kharif season, which is 2 lakh 42 thousand 410 metric tons more than the 8 lakh 87 thousand 590 metric tons distributed in the last kharif season.
Agriculture Production Commissioner told that so far 18 thousand 470 quintals of seeds in Raipur district, 17 thousand 561 quintals in Balodabazar, 7007 quintals in Gariaband, 23 thousand 462 quintals in Mahasamund, 10 thousand 184 quintals in Dhamtari, 13 thousand 653 quintals in Durg district, 15 thousand 643 quintals in Balod, 9 thousand 157 quintals in Bemetra, 13 thousand 196 quintal in Rajnandgaon, 2461 quintal in Kabirdham, 9812 quintal in Bilaspur, 2667 quintal in Mungeli, 88 thousand 331 quintal in Janjgir-Champa, 3780 quintal in Korba, 21 thousand 389 quintal in Raigarh, 1050 quintal in Surguja, 1380 quintal in Surajpur, 1335 quintal in Balrampur ,3402 quintals in Korea, 2544 quintals in Jashpur, 3359 quintals in Jagdalpur, 1522 quintals in Kondagaon, 229 quintals in Dantewada, 1700 quintals in Sukma, 2865 quintals in Kanker, 1810 quintals in Bijapur and 300 quintals of seeds in Narayanpur has been stored. So far, 10 thousand 144 quintal kharif seeds has been lifted by farmers through societies.
Similarly, 75 thousand 918 metric tons chemical fertilizers in Raipur district, 51 thousand 493 metric tons in Balodabazar, 15 thousand 684 metric tons in Gariaband, 38 thousand 457 metric tons in Mahasamund, 26 thousand 483 metric tons in Dhamtari, 23 thousand 164 metric tons in Durg district , 28 thousand 226 metric tons in Balod, 25 thousand 851 metric tons in Bemetra, 37 thousand 125 metric ton in Rajnandgaon, 19 thousand 710 metric ton in Kabirdham, 43 thousand 688 metric ton in Bilaspur, 16 thousand 171 metric ton in Mungeli, 34 thousand 83 metric ton in Janjgir-Champa, 4162 metric ton in Korba, 41 thousand 38 metric tons in Raigarh, 20 thousand 400 metric tons in Surguja, 19 thousand 943 metric tons in Surajpur, 13 thousand 664 metric tons in Balrampur, 12 thousand 448 metric tons in Korea, 7792 metric tons in Jashpur, 18 thousand 864 metric tons in Jagdalpur, 8239 metric tons in Kondagaon, 2120 metric tons in Sukma, 22 thousand 600 metric ton in Kanker, 899 metric ton in Bijapur and 1399 metric tons of chemical fertilizer has been stored in Narayanpur.
So far 46 thousand 818 metric tonnes of fertilizer has been lifted by the farmers through the societies.