Markfed come to farmers rescue with DAP fertilizer

Published: Sunday, November 12, 2006, 20:39 [IST]
 

Chandigarh, Nov 12 (UNI) With other states facing a shortage of DAP fertilizer, Punjab Markfed, Asia's largest co-operative federation, has proved to be the only institution which has managed to watch the timely interests of the state farmers, by providing DAP for the ongoing wheat sowing season.

Markfed was assigned the target for the supply of 72,703 tonnes of DAP during the current rabi season. In response to this, timely arrangements were made by Markfed with various suppliers.

Till date, Markfed has supplied 77,399 tonnes DAP to the societies attached with it against the indent of 72,703 tonnes, thus achieving 108 per cent target, an official spokesman said here today.

Similarly, the co-operative has arranged a quantity of 1.04 lakh tonnes urea against an indent of 1,38,975 tonnes received from the state government, he added.

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