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Agri booster: Centre hikes UP fertiliser quota to over 1.7 million tonnes

State farmers to get additional 88,000 tonnes of DAP in current rabi season; 24 railway rakes carrying DAP and NPK expected to arrive in the state within a week

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Interestingly, India is among the largest importers of potash to feed the domestic sector

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
In a big boost to the farm sector in Uttar Pradesh, the Centre has hiked the state's share of potash, a major fertiliser, to 1.7 million tonnes (MT) for the current rabi sowing season.

According to UP agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi, the central government had raised the quota of Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium (NPK) by nearly 5.5. per cent from 1.62 MT to over 1.7 MT.

As such, the state farmers would be supplied an additional 88,000 tonnes of DAP in the current rabi season. “Farmers will get ready and adequate supply of diammonium phosphate (DAP) and NPK according to their needs

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 8:15 PM IST

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