New Delhi, May 17

Stating that there is no shortage of fertilisers in the country, Chemical and Fertilisers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said the government was committed to an assured supply to farmers and that India will soon become self-reliant in the sector.

“There is no shortage of urea, DAP, and other fertilisers in India, despite the unprecedented global shortage of fertilisers,” he said, following a visit to Jordan.

The visit was aimed at securing fertilisers and raw materials, both for short and long term amid the backdrop of the ongoing global crisis, an official statement stated.

Calling the Jordan visit path breaking in terms of ensuring supply of Phosphatic and Potassic fertilisers to India, Mandaviya said MOUs were signed by Jordan Phosphate Mining Company (JPMC) for supplies of 30 LMT rock phosphate, 2.50 LMT DAP, 1 LMT phosphoric acid for the current year with Indian public, cooperative and private sector companies.

India also signed a long-term MOU for five years with Jordan for annual supplies of 2.75 LMT which will uniformly increase every year up to 3.25 LMT.