Islamabad,(Parliament Times): Federal Minister for Industries and Production Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar chaired the fertilizer review meeting today. The meeting was attended by representatives of fertiliser industry, officials of Petroleum Division, Finance Division and Ministry of National Food Security & Research.
The meeting discussed the urea supply and demand position for rabi crops and availablity of gas to fertilizer plants as feedstock in coming winter season.
The chair was informed that ECC had already approved the operation of SNGPL based fertilizer plants to meet estimated domestic demand of urea 3.2 MMT for rabi season 2021-22.
The Minister stated that well-timed availability of urea fertiliser to farmers is core priority of incumbent government. He urged representatives of fertiliser industry to enhance the urea output to meet the farmer’s appetite for fertilisers in rabi sowing season.
The Minister said that the government is closely monitoring the production and distribution of fertilisers to ensure soil nutrients are made available to farmers during upcoming rabi season at affordable prices. He also directed the concerned division to address operational constraints for uninterrupted supply of gas to achieve required urea and other fertiliser domestic production to ensure availability of fertiliser for farmers across the country.