Government to take action against anyone found selling urea fertilisers at higher rate

All district agriculture officers and fertiliser inspectors are directed to submit their inspection or verification report of their respective district relating to the reported sale of Urea Fertilizer at a higher price, the Directorate of Agriculture, Manipur stated.


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The Directorate of Agriculture, Manipur on Saturday announced that if any individual is found to have sold or selling urea fertilisers at a rate higher than the maximum retail price, necessary action shall be initiated as per the Fertilizer (Control) Order 1985.

All district agriculture officers and fertiliser inspectors are directed to submit their inspection or verification report of their respective district relating to the reported sale of Urea Fertilizer at a higher price, the Directorate stated in a circular issued by the director of Agriculture Kh Lalmani Singh.

No person shall sell, offer for sale or carry on the business of selling fertiliser at any place as wholesale dealers or retail dealers except registered certificate or license holders as per clause of the Fertilizer (Control) Order 1985, the Directorate stated.

It stated that urea fertilisers are to be sold at the rate fixed by the government and as per Clause 3 (3) The Fertilizer (Control) Order 1985 “No dealer, manufacturer, importer or pool handling agency shall sell or offer for sale any fertilizer at the price exceeding the Maximum Price or rate fixed under this clause.” The notified rate for Manipur is Rs.266.80 per 45 kg, it added.

It mentioned that recently, there have been reports in some local dailies that urea fertilisers are being sold in the market at a price higher than the maximum retail price. The Agriculture department is trying to obtain specific input on these reported incidents, it stated. Any specific input on such selling of urea at a higher price may be reported to DAO concerned or through email at afochingmeirong12@gmail.com, it added.

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First Published:July 17, 2021, 8:59 p.m.

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