Paswan : Bihar has not demanded free fertilizer for flood affected areas
Chemicals and fertilizer Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that Bihar govt has yet not send any proposal regarding the free supply of fertilizers in the flood affected areas. Minister said earlier Bihar Agriculture Minister Nagmani had demanded free supply of fertilizer to the flood-affected areas in the state.
He said that some three to four lakh hectares of agricultural land have been affected by floods in the state.
Paswan said the state has to send details of its demand stating how much quantity and what type of fertilizer it requires. Besides, they have to develop a mechanism to deliver the fertilizer to the targeted farmers, he added. "If the state government is serious about distribution of fertilizer at subsidised rate or freely, it must send the proposal," he said.