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Rajendra Lingden's question to the Agriculture Minister: Failed or made Fail?

Jhapa: The  government, which has left farmers stranded while planting paddy in the rainy season, has not been able to bring fertilizer even for winter crops. The Bangladesh government has agreed to supply 50,000 tonnes of urea fertilizer but has not been able to do so so far.

Rajendra Lingden, a member of the House of Representatives from Jhapa Constituency No. 3, has questioned Agriculture and Livestock Development Minister Ghanshyam Bhusal after seeing farmers scattering due to lack of fertilizer. In a tweet on Monday night, MP Lingden asked Minister Bhusal, "Dear Ghanshyam Bhushal, it seems that farmers do not get chemical fertilizer even for winter crops. Failed or made? '



MP Linden is constantly meeting with the people of his constituency. After the farmers complained about the problem of manure, Linden questioned the Minister of Agriculture. However, Minister Bhushal did not respond to MP Lingden's question.

Minister Bhushal has not written anything on Twitter for almost three months. Minister Bhushal had uploaded the appeal of the Ministry of Agriculture on Twitter on September 20. The appeal said, "Fertilizer will start entering Nepal within a week." Since then, Minister Bhushal has not mentioned anything about the debris.

Despite the agreement of the Bangladesh government to provide 50,000 tonnes of urea manure, the farmers are not satisfied with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development's failure to bring it. The Ministry of Agriculture had intensified homework after Bangladesh provided fertilizer. The ministry concluded that the transportation of manure by truck would be faster. However, farmers have not been able to get fertilizer till now.

For now, the Ministry of Agriculture had planned to bring the required chemical fertilizer from Bangladesh to Nepal and later return it through a global tender.
According to the ministry, the annual demand for manure is 7.5 million tonnes. Farmers will not have to face a shortage if they can import around 500,000 tonnes annually.

However, on average, more than 3.5 million manure has not been imported from government agencies. Due to Kovid-19, the number of crops planted in barren land has increased. This has also increased the demand for manure. But due to a lack of adequate planning and timely tenders, farmers are suffering from a shortage of manure every year. 

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