Saturday, October 4, 2008

Deal firmly with fertilizer hoarders’ YSR

Deal firmly with fertilizer hoarders’
HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy asked Vigilance officials to deal with iron hand those found misusing fertilizer and to check smuggling to other States.
Reviewing fertilizer availability for rabi season here on Friday, Dr. Reddy asked Markfed to import another one lakh tonnes of fertilizer in addition to an equal quantity already obtained. He disclosed that the Centre had agreed to allot one lakh tonnes of DAP additionally to the State, out which 45,000 tonnes would arrive on Saturday.
On availability of vegetables, the Chief Minister instructed horticulture officials to distribute 100-gram packs of vegetable seeds each to 5,000 women-members of Indira Kranthi Prathakam in each district to enable them to grow vegetables in their backyards.