Union chemicals and fertilizers minister DV Sadananda Gowda has said that the Centre is making all efforts to ensure an adequate supply of fertilizers for the upcoming Kharif season.

In a tweet, Gowda said that as of now, availability position is comfortable.

Gowda said the Centre is committed to supplying an adequate quantity of fertilizers to the farmers on time.

“The department of fertilizers is closely monitoring the production, movement and availability of fertilizers, and is in regular touch with the state governments and the ministry of railways,” he said.

Referring to Karnataka in a separate tweet the Minister said, “As far as Karnataka is concerned, there is no shortage of seeds, fertilizers and pesticides in the State.”

“We are working in close coordination with the Karnataka Government on this matter. As of now, the State has a stock of 7.3 lakh tons against a monthly requirement of 2.57 lakh tons,” he added.

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