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Reforms Needed to Bring More Efficiency in Providing Affordable Fertilisers to Farmers: Sadananda Gowda

The MSP payment of Rs 4.95 lakh crore has been made as against Rs 2.06 lakh crore in the last five years. (Representative image.)

The MSP payment of Rs 4.95 lakh crore has been made as against Rs 2.06 lakh crore in the last five years. (Representative image.)

The minister held a meeting with government officials from various states, officers from the department of fertilisers, progressive farmers and other stakeholders via videoconferencing, an official statement said.

Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday said reforms are needed to bring more efficiency in making crop nutrients available to farmers at an affordable rates.

The minister held a meeting with government officials from various states, officers from the department of fertilisers, progressive farmers and other stakeholders via videoconferencing, an official statement said.

In the meeting, important feedback was given to the minister regarding reform measures that could be taken forward in the fertilisers sector.

"Gowda said reforms are continuous process and needed to bring more efficiency in delivering affordable fertiliser to farmers in the country," the statement said.

He asked participants to come up with their suggestions freely so that these could be incorporated while taking final policy decisions.

This meeting was attended by secretary fertilisers, additional secretary of fertilisers, officials of state government of Kerala and Odisha and representatives of fertiliser companies.

first published:May 19, 2020, 22:33 IST
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