The Punjab government on Monday assured the smooth supply of fertilizers in the co-operative societies for the current rabi season. An official spokesperson said, the move is being taken to ensure that the farmers of the state should not face any problem regarding availability of fertilizers.

In a meeting held on Monday under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary (Cooperation), DP Reddy, the demand and availability of DAP and Urea fertilizers in the state was reviewed. He assured that Markfed and Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Limited (IFFCO) have been advised to ensure equal distribution of fertilizer so that there would be no shortage in any society.

Meanwhile, Managing Director of Markfed, Arshdeep Singh Thind informed that 77 per cent of DAP fertilizer has already been distributed to Primary Agriculture Co-operative Societies (PACS) of the state as per their demand and the supply of the balance 23 per cent is in progress. Similarly, 49 per cent of the urea has reached in Societies and Markfed will ensure 100 per cent supplies of urea against indents by 31 December, he said. Registrar Co-operative Societies, AS Bains, also assured that there will be no shortage in the stocking of both DAP and Urea fertilizers in societies.