8 December 2022

Agra: A 60-year-old farmer, Ram Brajesh, died of sheer exhaustion while waiting in a queue outside – a fertilizer shop on Friday in the Firozabad district, Brajesh passed out standing in the queue and later died during treatment at a local community health center, said police.

the queue for fertilizer
the queue for fertilizer

In the sowing season of Rabi ( including wheat, mustard, and pulses), farmers in the state are suffering to get di ammonium phosphate ( DAP ), a fertilizer essential to enhance crop yield. Farmers in the Agra district alleged that they are unable to procure fertilizers for their cultivation and many of them also complained of being overcharged. They said DAP weighing 50 kg that should cost them Rs 1350 was being sold to them at Rs 1750 a bag. Vinod Kumar, deputy director, of agriculture, Agra division, said, ” Following the festive season, there has been some delay in the distribution of DAP to the cooperative societies. Ade quate supply of DAP will be ensured at all the purchase centers in the next week. “

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