The Rajasthan government is taking action to prevent black marketing of fertilisers and keep a check on illegal sale of fertilisers, a senior official said. Agriculture Commissioner Kana Ram said teams formed to check illegal activities at the level of agriculture commissionerate had been sent to districts.
The teams in September and October have suspended 11 licences, seized 11 shops, cancelled one licence, and registered first information reports against seven people.
The commissioner said a state-level control room had been set up to prevent black marketing and illegal selling of fertilisers, urea, and DAP.
At present, 131,000 metric tonnes of urea and 56,000 metric tonnes of DAP are available in the state.
He said the central government had approved the demand of 1.45 million metric tonnes of urea and 450,000 metric tonnes of DAP for the rabi season.
Kanaram said that during this year’s kharif season, the fertilisers were supplied as per the demand. Against the demand of 850,000 metric tonnes of urea and 440,000 metric tonnes of DAP, the farmers were supplied 892,000 metric tonnes of urea and 494,000 metric tonnes of DAP.